Actor Robert Pattinson is most famous for playing vampire Edward Cullen in the “Twilight” movie series.
But according to Variety, Pattinson is close to sealing a deal to star in the upcoming film “The Bat-man.”
Some fans are already up in arms and have even started a petition to cast someone else.
Other fans urge filmgoers to give Pattinson a chance and pointed out Heath Ledger’s casting as the Joker in “The Dark Knight” was equally controversial.
Ledger’s performance ended up being universally praised by critics and fans and earned Ledger a posthumous Oscar after his death.
“The Bat-man” is scheduled to hit theaters in June 2021.