It has been confirmed that Twilight actor Robert Pattinson will become the new Batman, and now it seems like he will star in not one, but three movies featuring the Caped Crusader. According to a report from Gamespot, Warner Bros. is having plans to make an entire Batman trilogy under the name “The Batman.”

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Robert Pattinson will become the new Dark Knight in an entire trilogy, not just one movie

This new trilogy is going to be helmed by director Matt Reeves, whose previous credits include Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and War for the Planet of the Apes. Its first installment is set to hit theaters on June 25, 2021. As for the release date of the two sequels, no information is available at the moment.

So far, Pattinson is the only member of the cast that has been officially announced. Details on the story are under wraps for now as well. Sources also claim that before Warner Bros. decided to go with Pattinson, Nicholas Hoult was another one considered for the role of Batman.

Pattinson is mostly known for portraying the vampire Edward Cullen in the Twilight saga. Prior to that, the actor also took on the role of Cedric Diggory in the fourth Harry Potter movie, ‘The Goblet of Fire’.

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Robert Pattison as Edward Cullen in the Twilight saga

The Batman was originally set to have Ben Affleck – who was Batman in Batman v. Superman and Justice League – as its star and director. However, Affleck resigned from being the film’s director in 2017 and earlier this year announced that he no longer had any connection whatsoever. According to the actor, he had "tried to direct a version of it, but couldn't crack it."

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Ben Affleck is no longer involved in the new movies

Director Matt Reeves also gave fans some insights about what to expect from the upcoming trilogy in a recent interview. "It's very much a point of view-driven, noir Batman tale," he said. "It's told very squarely on his shoulders, and I hope it's going to be a story that will be thrilling but also emotional.”

"It's more Batman in his detective mode than we've seen in the films. The comics have a history of that. He's supposed to be the world's greatest detective, and that's not necessarily been a part of what the movies have been."