Robert Pattinson is officially ‘The Batman’

Robert Pattinson is officially the new Batman.

Warner Bros. has closed a deal for the “Twilight” actor to play the Caped Crusader in “The Batman.”

Matt Reeves’ superhero tentpole hits theaters on June 25, 2021. Variety first reported on May 16 that Pattinson was in negotiations for the part. The studio confirmed on Friday that he had signed a deal.

Pre-production on the Warner Bros.-DC Comics pic is expected to start this summer. No official start date has been set for filming “The Batman.”

Reeves, the filmmaker behind the last two “Planet of the Apes” sequels, assumed “Batman” directing duties from Ben Affleck in January 2017. Reeves will produce “The Batman” with his “Planet of the Apes” collaborator Dylan Clark.

Affleck starred as Batman in two titles directed by Zack Snyder: 2016’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and 2017’s “Justice League.” Both films received mixed reviews and were a disappointment for Warner Bros. in its efforts to compete with Marvel Studios in the superhero realm.

Pattinson became a star following the breakout success of the five-film “Twilight” franchise, in which he portrayed the vampire Edward Cullen opposite Kristen Stewart’s Bella Swan.

Pattinson is starring with John David Washington in Christopher Nolan’s latest film, “Tenet,” set to open July 17, 2020. He toplines “The Lighthouse,” which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, and appeared in Claire Denis’ “High Life,” “The King” for Netflix and “Waiting for the Barbarians.”

He is repped by WME, the Curtis Brown Group and 3 Arts Entertainment.

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PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 23: Robert Pattinson attends the Dior Homme Menswear Spring/Summer 2019 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 23, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0888 -- Pictured: Actor Robert Pattinson during an interview on June 20, 2018 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 13: Actor Robert Pattinson attends Magnolia Pictures' 'Damsel' Premiere at ArcLight Hollywood on June 13, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
SANTA MONICA, CA - MARCH 03: Actor Robert Pattinson arrives for the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards on March 3, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 16: British actor Robert Pattinson and Australian actress Mia Wasikowska attend the 'Damsel' premiere during the 68th Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin at Berlinale Palast on February 16, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Isa Foltin/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 16: Robert Pattinson poses at the 'Damsel' photo call during the 68th Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin at Grand Hyatt Hotel on February 16, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 23: Actor Robert Pattinson attends the 'Damsel' Premiere during the 2018 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Center Theatre on January 23, 2018 in Park City, Utah (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 07: Robert Pattinson attends the 2017 GQ Men of The Year Party on December 07, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/ WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: Robert Pattinson attends MoMA's Contenders Screening of 'Good Time' at MoMA on December 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images for Museum of Modern Art, Department of Film)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 29: Robert Pattinson attends the Miami Heat Vs New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden on November 29, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 15: Actor Robert Pattinson arrives at the inaugural Los Angeles gala dinner in support of The Fred Hollows Foundation at DREAM Hollywood on November 15, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
SAVANNAH, GA - NOVEMBER 03: Actor Robert Pattinson at Trustees Theater during 20th Anniversary SCAD Savannah Film Festival on November 3, 2017 in Savannah, Georgia. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for SCAD)
DEAUVILLE, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 02: Robert Pattinson attends the screening of 'Good Time' Premiere during the 43rd Deauville American Film Festival on September 2, 2017 in Deauville, France. (Photo by Foc Kan/WireImage)
DEAUVILLE, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 02: British actor Robert Pattinson is pictured as he receives an achievement tribute award during the 43rd Deauville American Film Festival on September 2, 2017 in Deauville, France. (Photo by Francois G. Durand/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 25: Actor Robert Pattinson attends the 'Good Time' after party at Club Albane during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Club Albane on May 25, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pierre Suu/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 25: Robert Pattinson attends the 'Good Time' screening during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 25, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Matthias Nareyek/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 25: Actor Robert Pattinson attends the 'Good Time' press conference during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 25, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
Actor Robert Pattinson attends the 'Good Time' photocall during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 25, 2017 in Cannes, France.
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 05: Actor Robert Pattinson arrives at the Premiere Of Amazon Studios' 'The Lost City Of Z' at ArcLight Hollywood on April 5, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 16: FKA Twigs and Robert Pattinson arrive at The Lost City of Z UK premiere on February 16, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 16: (L) Sienna Miller and Robert Pattinson pose at a photocall for 'The Lost City Of Z' at Corinthia London on February 16, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 14: Robert Pattinson attends the 'The Lost City of Z' premiere during the 67th Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin at Zoo Palast on February 14, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Camilla Morandi - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 14: Actor Robert Pattinson attends the 'The Lost City of Z' press conference during the 67th Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin at Grand Hyatt Hotel on February 14, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 14: Robert Pattinson attends the 'The Lost City of Z' photo call during the 67th Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin at Grand Hyatt Hotel on February 14, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Camilla Morandi - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 10: Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs attend the 2016 Los Angeles Dance Project Gala at The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown LA on December 10, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for L.A. Dance Project)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 05: Robert Pattinson arrives at the 10th Annual GO Campaign Gala on November 5, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images for GO Campaign)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 05: (L-R) Paloma Jimenez, Vin Diesel and Robert Pattinson attend the 10th Annual GO Campaign Gala on November 5, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images for GO Campaign)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 15: Actor Robert Pattinson attends the Closing Night Screening of 'The Lost City Of Z' for the 54th New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on October 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 25: Robert Pattinson attends the Dior Homme Menswear Spring/Summer 2017 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 25, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor Boyko/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: FKA Twigs (L) and Robert Pattinson attend the 'Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 19: Robert Pattinson at Nikki Beach for the HFPA + Participant Media event honoring Help Refugees on May 19, 2019 in Cannes, France. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Nikki Beach Cannes)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 19: Robert Pattinson at Nikki Beach for the HFPA + Participant Media event honoring Help Refugees on May 19, 2019 in Cannes, France. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Nikki Beach Cannes)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 19: Robert Pattinson at Nikki Beach for the HFPA + Participant Media event honoring Help Refugees on May 19, 2019 in Cannes, France. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Nikki Beach Cannes)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 19: Robert Pattinson at Nikki Beach for the HFPA + Participant Media event honoring Help Refugees on May 19, 2019 in Cannes, France. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Nikki Beach Cannes)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 19: Robert Pattinson attends the HFPA & Participant Media Honour Help Refugees' during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 19, 2019 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Antony Jones/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 19: Robert Pattinson attends the HFPA & Participant Media Honour Help Refugees' during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 19, 2019 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Antony Jones/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 19: Robert Pattinson attends the HFPA & Participant Media Honour Help Refugees' during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 19, 2019 in Cannes, France. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 19: Robert Pattinson attends the HFPA & Participant Media Honour Help Refugees' during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 19, 2019 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Antony Jones/Getty Images)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe attend the Vanity Fair and Chopard Party celebrating the 72nd Annual Cannes Film Festival at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 18, 2019 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Robert Pattinson and Andie MacDowell attend the Vanity Fair and Chopard Party celebrating the 72nd Annual Cannes Film Festival at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 18, 2019 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 06: Robert Pattinson is seen in the East Village on April 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 06: Robert Pattinson is seen in the East Village on April 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 04: Robert Pattinson speaks at The Film Society of Lincoln Center's Film Comment Free Talk for "High Life" at Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center on April 04, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 04: Robert Pattinson attends The Film Society of Lincoln Center's, Film Comment Free Talk for "High Life" at Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center on April 04, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 04: Robert Pattinson seen out and about in Manhattan on April 4, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 18: Robert Pattinson attends the Dior show, during Paris Fashion Week - Menswear F/W 2019-2020 on January 18, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Edward Berthelot/Getty Images)
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