The recent reports that Robert Pattinson is all but locked in as the successor to Ben Affleck in The Batman sent shockwaves throughout social media. The sadly predictable reaction touched on Pattinson’s time in the Twilight franchise, as folks behaved with puzzled dismay that anyone who’d appeared in something so disgustingly feminine could ever be their rock-solid man’s man Caped Crusader.
Perhaps they’re forgetting that this whole scene played itself out just over a decade ago though when Heath Ledger was announced as the new Joker. Sure, he’s now considered the finest actor to play the role, but at the time fans were positively howling with derision.
But if this new campaign bears fruit, that howling might reach a new volume. That’s because Twilight fans, hopped up on the news that they’re going to get to see Pattinson in a sculpted rubber suit, have begun a campaign for his Twilight co-star and former partner Kristen Stewart to take the role of Catwoman.
Now, I’m pretty pro-Pattinson as Batman, but even I would have to say this would be a stunt-casting too far. The pair simply have too much baggage to pair up in a film again, with their tabloid history sure to suck all the oxygen out of the promotional campaign.
Still, that hasn’t stopped Twitter from weighing in on it, as seen below:
I’m pro Robert Battinson. TWILIGHT is very bad, but he is not. Gimme Kristen Stewart Catwoman while we’re at it.
— Tim Seeley (@HackinTimSeeley) May 17, 2019
I suddenly want Kristen Stewart as Catwoman… pic.twitter.com/qdWfNAQVjt
— Alex (@AlexMBrown_) May 17, 2019
kstew is a great actress. her acting isn’t for everyone i admit, but the work she has done with films like sils maria and personal shopper has been truly impactful. just cus some of you still only associate her with twilight doesn’t mean she’s a “bad” actress
— harley hart (@ScaredIntoAlice) May 17, 2019
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okay, so hear me out:
Kristen Stewart as Catwoman pic.twitter.com/gzIP69a9UE
— ?? 3000 (@Hellkr1) May 17, 2019
I know this’d be crazy, but am I the only one who kinda wants to see Kristen Stewart as #Catwoman or #Batgirl in the new #Batman films? She’s short, but I think it’d be really fitting. pic.twitter.com/KH0kp25oii
— Andrew Burnett (@AndrewNuni) May 17, 2019
Wanna really impress me cast Kristen Stewart as Catwoman.
— Racial Nichols (@ogbillybatson) May 17, 2019
I …. would very much be into Kristen Stewart Catwoman
— Kyle O (@kyle_orozo) May 17, 2019
OK next do Kristen Stewart as Catwoman, thanks
— Tyler Coates (@tylercoates) May 17, 2019
I want Kristen Stewart as Catwoman https://t.co/voEMdGqxrl
— Tommy Perez (@tperez_97) May 17, 2019
Kristen Stewart would be an unbelievable Catwoman and there's probably no way this casting happens and yet
— David Greenwald (@davidegreenwald) May 17, 2019
Sadly, I reckon Stewart actually would be a pretty good fit for Selina Kyle/Catwoman. Both her and Pattinson are extremely talented actors, as those who’ve seen their non-Twilight work will attest. She’s even indicated a desire to sign up to a superhero franchise in the past, saying the following a few years back:
“I love watching those [superhero] movies. I would love to show people that I can do more than just be ‘Kristen Stewart’ in a different movie, in a different circumstance. I’m sure I could get on board with Captain America, you know what I mean? … It would just have to be the right thing.”
Tell us, though, would guys accept a full-on Twilight reunion with RPatz and KStew in The Batman? Let us know in the comments section down below.