There's a lot of anticipation right now to The Batman as it will feature a new iteration of the Caped Crusader played by Robert Pattinson, who has proved to become one of the best actors working today after starring in several independent films post-The Twilight Saga. Now, it looks like the actor has found the project that he will star next.
Deadline has reported that Pattinson is in talks to star in Oscar winner and Parasite director Bong Joon-ho's next film which will be based on the upcoming Edward Ashton novel Mickey7. There's no information yet about the character that Pattinson is going to play, but he will be starring in it. The project is set up at Warner Bros.
The novel that the film will be based on is set to be published in the first quarter of 2022. However, according to the report, while it will be inspired by the novel, there is a chance that it will be different from the source material given Bong's past experiences when it comes to adaptations.
The report also indicated that when the director attached himself to the project late last year, he met with a lot of Hollywood actors in their 30s who have been chasing the role. In the end, it was Pattinson who eventually got it after impressing Bong and the execs and felt that he is perfect for the role. An offer was sent to him afterward.
It is exciting to hear that Pattinson will be starring in Bong's next movie. It just shows that he is one of the most in-demand actors right now in Hollywood. Of course, there's also the fact that he will be working with Bong, who took the world by storm with Parasite which won four Oscars. This is definitely a high-profile project that Pattinson will take as it will be his next one after The Batman.
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You can catch Pattinson's debut as the Caped Crusader in The Batman which is set to be released in theaters on March 4.