A Warner Bros. representative has indicated that the film studio has not reached a deal with Robert Pattinson to play Batman in the upcoming Matt Reeves film.

Following, a report from Variety that Pattinson had been cast to play Batman, a Warner Bros. representative told CNN, “We do not have a deal.”

What’s interesting about that statement is the fact that Warner Bros. is not denying they are negotiating with Pattinson for the role. In fact, it would appear that they are actively negotiating with him given they state “we do not have a deal.” The representative doesn’t flat out deny that Pattinson is negotiating with Warner Bros. or that he’s been chosen to be Batman.

Pattinson had been rumored for the role back in February. Graphic artist BossLogic really lit the fire behind those rumors when he took to Twitter to post a mock up of Pattinson as Bruce Wayne.

He also stated, “A choice that I never would have thought to try but been hearing some background chatter about Robert Pattinson being looked at, if the talks (source) are true then all of our predictions were wrong.”

Famed comic book writer Mark Millar even predicted back in February of 2017 that Pattinson could be the next Bruce Wayne.

It’s still quite possible that Warner Bros. will cast Pattinson as Batman, but it definitely appears they haven’t put ink on the contract yet.

If Pattinson is cast, it’s more than likely he will be giving us a very different Batman than what we’ve seen on the big screen before.

Director Matt Reeves indicated the film will really showcase Batman’s detective skills. Reeves discussed the film back in January, “It’s more Batman in his detective mode than we’ve seen in films.” He added, “He’s supposed to be the world’s greatest detective, and that’s not necessarily been a part of what the movies have been. I’d love this to be one where when we go on that journey of tracking down the criminals and trying to solve a crime, it’s going to allow his character to have an arc so that he can go through a transformation.”

What do you make of this Warner Bros. representative’s statement? Are you interested in seeing what Pattinson could bring to the role of Bruce Wayne?

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