How Many Movies Did Robert Pattinson Sign Up For?

Robert Pattinson spent years being known only for his role as Edward Cullen, the lead character in the Twilight movies, but now he’s taking on one of DC’s most iconic heroes — Batman. Directed by Matt Reeves, The Batman stars Pattinson as the titular Caped Crusader alongside other famous faces, such as Zoë Kravtiz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon, Colin Farrell as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin, Paul Dano as The Riddler, and Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth. Pattinson is the seventh actor to play Batman in a live-action film, and it doesn’t look like he’s ready to quit anytime soon.


Reeves’ The Batman features a darker and grittier tone and feel than some of the previous (campier) incarnations of Batman. Pattinson received backlash for his casting prior to the release of the film, but he seems to have held his own. The Batman premiered on March 4, 2022, and has since made over $369.3 million at the box office (domestically) and earned an 87% audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Does the success of the film mean Pattinson will continue playing Batman in more movies, or is his time in the superhero suit over? Here’s what we know about Pattinson’s future as Batman and with Warner Brothers in general.

Robert Pattinson’s Role in The Batman

The Batman saw Pattinson putting on a superhero suit for the first time. His version of Bruce Wayne is very different from those we may have seen in the past. Taking the character in a new direction, he is able to showcase his amazing acting range by being so complex in his presentation of who Batman is.

In this version of Batman, Bruce Wayne is a tortured soul just trying to make Gotham City better. When Pattinson is in the suit, he exudes power and control— things Batman should really have — but more than that, you wonder what this man has gone through to make him want to save the city so much. What horrors has he seen?

In 1997’s Batman & Robin, the characters and themes were very different. Batman, played by George Clooney, was open to a bit of fun and joking around with his sidekick Robin, played by Chris O’Donnell. The superhero suits were equally comedic in some ways. And in 2005’s Batman Begins, Christian Bale’s interpretation of the character was a bit darker than those that had come before. Even still, he didn’t come close to what Pattinson has recently achieved in putting on the suit. Pattinson’s Batman errs towards a film noir centerpiece of modern movies, and it is a great thing to see.

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Pattinson’s Contract with Warner Bros.

In an interview with Fandango, Pattinson said, “I’m down to do it as many times as people want to see it, really. Like, I mean, I got to get this one out first. But yeah, like, I mean I’ve talked to Matt about the idea of ​​doing a trilogy and that would be wonderful. I really, really enjoyed the process, and it’s such a fun character to play. And yeah, that’d be lovely. Lovely.” Evidently, Pattinson would be willing to don the cape and mask again. With the news of Pattinson signing an overall deal with Warner Brothers, it could be true that more Batman films are in his future. In a statement released via Deadline, Pattinson revealed that he had signed an all-encompassing deal with Warner Brothers, which includes theatrical projects, HBO Max projects, and WB Television projects. Pattinson also signed on to produce future projects within the deal itself.

Warner Bros. is also already planning multiple spin-off series of The Batman for HBO Max, which lends to the idea that more Batman films are on the way. Farell has signed on to continue as Oswald Cobblepot in a series focusing on how the character became Penguin, one of the most feared gangsters in Gotham City after Carmine Falcone’s demise in The Batman. Another series in development for HBO Max is focused on Arkham Asylum, Gotham City’s mental institution, which would give insight into some villainous characters Batman could have faced or will face in future films. The series opens the door for a look into what makes a villain and why they do the things they do. There are opportunities for lesser-known comic book villains to make appearances and showcase the vast world of Batman within the series. It seems to be obvious that Warner Bros., Pattinson, and Reeves aren’t done telling Batman’s story yet. Luckily for fans, The Batman 2 has been announced for a possible 2025 release date. While waiting for the inevitable sequel to emerge and the series’ to complete, fans will have to make with a re-watch of The Batman on HBO Max.

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