Kristen Stewart lauds Robert Pattinson's casting as Batman
Kristen Stewart has given her seal of approval regarding the casting of Robert Pattinson as Batman. Stewart, who is promoting her movie Seberg at the Toronto International Film Festival, spoke to Variety about her former co-star getting the prestigious role.
She said, “I feel like he’s the only guy that could play that part. I’m so happy for him. It’s crazy. I’m very, very happy about that. I heard that and I was like, ‘Oh man!’ It’s awesome.”
Stewart starred opposite Pattinson in The Twilight Saga film series. The duo also dated each other from 2009 to 2013.
Stewart added that Pattinson has the “perfect cheekbones” to play the role of iconic DC superhero.
Pattinson won the role in an audition earlier this year, beating competitor Nicholas Hoult. Reeves wanted a younger actor for the role after Ben Affleck quit as the Dark Knight in the DC Extended Universe after the disastrous box office performance of Justice League in 2017.
Reeves’ Batman is not confirmed to be related to the DCEU or any other DC film franchises yet. It will be an origin story and will focus on Batman’s detective skills.
Apart from Seberg, Stewart has action comedy Charlie’s Angels and science fiction horror film Underwater in her kitty. Charlie’s Angels will release on November 15 and Underwater will release on January 10, 2020.