Robert Pattinson, Batman Mask

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Robert Pattinson is saying goodbye to the small town of Forks, Washington and hello to the big city of Gotham.

The Twilight star has officially been named as the man who will play Batman in the upcoming film The Batman, set to be directed by Matt Reeves. According to The Hollywood Reporter he beat out stars Nicholas HoultArmie Hammer and Aaron Taylor-Johnson for the highly-sought after job. 

By landing this role, Robert is joining an elite group of men who have played the caped crusader. Over the years, stars like Michael Keatonand George Clooney have tested out the iconic black suit, with Ben Affleckbeing the last star to drive the Batmobile.

However, not everyone is able to do the character justice. In February, Affleck said he was ready to pass on the torch. “I couldn’t crack it… I thought it was time to let someone else take a shot at it. They got some really good people, so I’m excited,” he explained. 

It’s safe to say Pattinson is following in the footsteps of some major stars. But, no pressure!

Christian Bale, Stars Who Played Batman

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George Clooney, Stars Who Played Batman

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Ben Affleck, Stars Who Played Batman

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Michael Keaton, Stars Who Played Batman


Val Kilmer, Stars Who Played Batman

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Adam West, Stars Who Played Batman

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David Mazouz, Stars Who Played Batman

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Will Arnett, Stars Who Played Batman

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