By Colin Stevens and Joe Skrebels
Update of 05/31/2019: The deadline states that Warner Bros. has approved Robert Pattinson for the lead role in Matt Reeves' The Batman.
After a screen test with Pattinson and Nicholas Hoult, it was the first one that apparently won, despite the fact that Tolkien's star, Hoult, impressed.
Warner Bros. told IGN that Pattinson is now in negotiations, despite reports that he has already signed an agreement.
We will update this story as we learn more.
Robert Pattinson and Nicholas Hoult will reportedly be screen-proofed in full costume to play Caped Crusader in the upcoming movie The Batman.
Revealed by The Wrap reporter Umberto Gonzalez in TwitterHe suspects that the two are "screen tests on the swimsuit because the costume department will need a complete costume test, and the film will now begin to be produced in the first quarter of 2020."
BATMAN UPDATE: Robert Pattinson and Nicholas Hoult are screen tests for the paper. I suspect they are screen tests on the swimsuit because the costume department will need a full costume test. In addition, the film will now begin production in the first quarter of 2020. pic.twitter.com/eekafrqomL
– Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) May 30, 2019
Pattinson is known for his work on Good Time, The Lost City of Z and the Twilight movies. Hoult is known for playing Beast in current X-Men movies, and his roles in Tolkien, The Favorite and Mad Max: Fury Road. Previous reports indicated that both actors are the pioneers of Bruce Wayne / Batman's role in the upcoming Matt Reeves film.
If Pattinson wins the lead role, here are some of his films that we think fans should see. For more information about The Batman, his list of villains has been revealed.
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