Everything We Know About The Batman Remake With Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson, Zoe Kravitz and Colin Farrell are just a few names starring in Matt Reeves' Batman film. Keep reading for all the casting news and plot details.

By Mike Vulpo Jan 07, 2020 3:27 PMTags
Robert Pattinson, Batman MaskNeilson Barnard/Getty Images/E! Illustration

One of Hollywood's most anticipated remakes keeps getting more and more buzz!

We may be years away from the official release of The Batman remake, but we here at E! News are keeping moviegoers up to date on all the exciting casting news and plot details.

For starters, pop culture fans are more than curious to see Robert Pattinson take on the iconic role of Batman. In fact, the Twilight star still can't believe he received such an incredible opportunity. "It's kind of insane," the actor told Esquire U.K. in an interview published in early October. "I was so far away from ever thinking it was a realistic prospect. I literally do not understand how I've got it, at all."

The Lighthouse director Robert Eggers added, "Even in the Twilight years I never said, 'Oh, he's just a pretty boy.' I always thought there was something interesting about him. I could tell that he wanted to be a great actor. And in the past years it's been very clear that he is."

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Ultimately, Robert is just one of the talented stars planning to make this a blockbuster hit.

Also joining the star-studded cast: Zoe Kravitz and Colin Farrell, whose role as the evil Penguin was confirmed today by direction Matt Reeves. "Wait," he tweeted alongside a gif of the actor. "Is that you, #Oz." (FYI, Reeves is referring to the villain's real name, Oswald Cobblepot."

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Take a look at our gallery below to find out everything we know about The Batman remake coming in June 2021.

Robert Pattinson

At the end of May 2019, news broke that the Twilight alum had landed the special gig of playing Bruce Wayne / the Caped Crusader in The Batman. Nicholas HoultArmie Hammer and Aaron Taylor-Johnson were also rumored contenders for the role. But alas, it's R-Patts who is wearing the Batsuit.

He and the rest of the cast are filming the Matt Reeves project following delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic

Colin Farrell

Speculation about Colin's potential role as The Penguin began swirling in November 2019. Two months later, the film's director also confirmed the news with a gif of Farrell, "Wait—is that you, #Oz?" he tweeted, referring to the villain's real name Oswald.

Now that filming is well underway, fans have seen the actor's impressive transformation into the villain. In fact, his makeover was so good, fans almost didn't recognize him.

Zoe Kravitz

In the middle of October, E! News confirmed the High Fidelity actress was stepping into the iconic shoes of Selina Kyle (aka Catwoman) for The Batman film. Zoe seemingly commented on the news after Jason Momoa shared the announcement on Instagram. "I'm so proud of u zozo bear. On and off screen OHANA. DC WB ohana Lola and Wolfies big sister is CAT WOMAN," he wrote. "Unbelievable so freaking stoked. Your going to have so much fun Aloha P bear."

She responded, "LOVE YOU PAPABEAR! love that aquaman and catwomen spend the holidays together from now on."

As per usual, the actress brings style and flair to the character, as seen in the above photo.

The Batmobile

The Twilight star is hard at work on the set of the 2022 picture, but he had to take a break when a stuntman took the wheel of Batman's motorbike. 

Jonah Hill

Variety had big news to drop in September 2019 when they reported that Jonah was in talks to join The Batman. At the time, sources told the outlet that Jonah was being eyed for a villain role. However, in October it was revealed that Jonah had passed on the role after being offered a part in the film.

Matt Reeves

The writer, director and producer will lead the way when it comes to The Batman remake. While no official production start date has been set, insiders tell multiple outlets that filming could start in late 2019 or early 2020.

Jeffrey Wright

Back in September 2019, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that the Westworld star is in negotiations to play Commissioner Gordon, the classic ally to the Dark Knight.

Paul Dano

Warner Bros. announced on October 17 that the former Little Miss Sunshine star had joined the film as the classic villain known as The Riddler. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paul's version of the character will be named Edward Nashton, the man who in the comics later goes by the name Edward Nygma and adopts the villainous persona.

Andy Serkis

Around the same time as Colin, reports also emerged claiming that Andy was in talks to play Alfred Pennyworth in The Batman. These talks are yet to be confirmed by Warner Bros.

(This story was originally published Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 1:08 p.m. PST)