AceShowbiz - While Robert Pattinson remains mum on news of his potential casting in Matt Reeves' "The Batman", DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Jim Lee seems to have confirmed the news. On Saturday, May 25, he shared an Instagram post which is believed to have hinted at the actor's involvement in the upcoming movie.
The legendary comic book artist and writer turned co-publisher at DC casually posted a picture of stuff that he carried to spend time on a 16-hour flight to Abu Dhabi. He showed his passport, his Nintendo Switch and a couple of tablets. Interestingly, one of the tablets featured the name Robert Pattinson in all-caps.
Without mentioning the Batman casting rumors, Lee wrote in the caption, "Ready for my 16 hour nonstop flight! What am I missing? #essentials #abudhabi #uae." The name-drop could be a co-incident, but fans believe that he has subtly dropped a hint about Pattinson's casting.
"Robert Pattinson confirmed as Batman!" one of his followers commented on the post. Another drew a similar conclusion from Lee's photo, "So Robert Pattinson is going to be batman."
It was previously reported that Pattinson is the top choice to replace Ben Affleck as Batman in Reeves' movie, which will focus on a younger Bruce Wayne than he was in previous movies. Deadline, however, said that the deal wasn't sealed just yet, and Nicholas Hoult was also still in the running for the role.
During a press conference for his new movie "The Lighthouse", Pattinson refused to answer a question about "The Batman" casting rumors. "I am only answering questions about 'The Lighthouse'," he said with a smile. Asked the same question during an interview with GALA Magazine, he kept his lips tightly sealed and only responded, "I'm sorry, but I absolutely can't talk about that."
Meanwhile, a Twitter user claimed to have seen the British actor on the Warner Bros. lot in Los Angeles last Tuesday, May 21. "I was on the Warner Bros. tour on Tuesday and the tour guide mentioned that she saw Robert Pattinson on set and I wonder if he could be really filming for the Batman?????" the excited fan posted on Twitter.
Reeves has shared his vision for the new Batman movie, "It's more Batman in his detective mode than we've seen in the films." He added, "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."
"The Batman" could start filming this fall for a 2021 release.