Twitter is in meltdown over Robert Pattinson as Batman

Penny Burfitt
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
Robert Pattinson has been confirmed as the newest Batman. Photo: Getty Images

Weeks of rumours have finally been confirmed, after Warner Bros told Variety that Robert Pattinson will be donning the dark knight’s cape in the studio’s upcoming instalment of the franchise.

Whispers emerged weeks ago that the Twilight actor could be the newest face under the mask, but were unconfirmed until today.

Pattinson will be playing Batman in his formative years in the newest film, The Batman which is set for release in 2021, Variety revealed.

He follows on the heels of Ben Affleck who played the beloved comic book character in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and 2017’s Justice League to mixed reviews.

Pattinson will take on the role last played by Ben Affleck. Photo: Warner bros

The newest instalment will be directed by Planet of The Apes’ Matt Reeves.

The announcement has caused division online, with fans uneasy about the actor’s ability to fill the boots.

Pattinson is best known for Twilight but some fans argue he has more talent than the teen-flick lets on.

Others are not so sure.

However the majority of fans are excited about the announcement, sharing ecstatic tweets, and excited to see the franchise reimagined.

Love it, hate it, we all have to accept it, because it’s time for the world to meet ‘Battinson’.

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