REPORT: Robert Pattison AND Nicholas Hoult Screen Testing for 'The Batman'

The ongoing saga of who might be taking on the mantle of the Dark Knight for Warner Bros. Pictures upcoming The Batman film from director Matt Reeves continues, with a new report suggesting that both the rumored for sure Bruce Wayne Robert Pattinson is currently screen testing along with the continually rumored other favorite, Nicholas Hoult.

REPORT: Robert Pattison AND Nicholas Hoult Screen Testing for 'The Batman'

Umberto Gonzales of The Wrap says the screen tests are happening now, and that the suspects these tests include full costume (aka the Batsuit) since the wardrobe department would need a good long lead time to really get the look dialed in.

The tweet also reports that filming on the production is scheduled to start sometime in 2020, specifically in "Q1 2020 to give the studio time to get the script and casting right," according to the Gonzales.

Willem Dafoe Thinks Robert Pattinson Has an Important 'Batman' Quality
Robert Pattinson
Photo by Andrea Raffin /


REPORT: Robert Pattison AND Nicholas Hoult Screen Testing for 'The Batman'
Nicholas Hoult
Photo by Andrea Raffin /

We'll let you know what we hear about this, and when casting gets confirmed for The Batman, which currently has a release date of June 25th 2021.

Enjoyed this? Please share on social media!

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool. 

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

 Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

 Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional
Comments will load 8 seconds after page. Click here to load them now.