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‘Twilight’ star Robert Pattinson rumored to be next Batman in upcoming film

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 04: Robert Pattinson attends The Film Society of Lincoln Center's, Film Comment Free Talk for "High Life" at Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center on April 04, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)

(WISH) — Could Robert Pattinson be the next Batman? That’s a rumor swirling around Hollywood after “Variety” reported the actor is close to sealing the deal to star in the upcoming film “The Batman.”

Pattinson is most famous for playing Edward Cullen, the pasty vampire in the “Twilight” films. 

Some fans are already upset about the casting and have even started a petition to cast someone else. 

“This is exactly why Marvel is better in every way,” tweeted one person online. 

Other fans are urging moviegoers to give the actor a chance, saying Heath Ledger’s casting as the Joker in “The Dark Night” was just as controversial. 

The upcoming film is scheduled to hit thaters in June 2021. 

CNN Newsource contributed to this report.