Robert Pattinson is venturing into the world of franchises once again.

Earlier today it was confirmed that Pattinson beat out Nicolas Hoult for the role. Warner Bros reportedly intends to sign Pattinson for a three picture deal set to be directed my Matt Reeves. The Batman is to be an origin story which is why the studio cast a net for a younger actor for the lead.

The British heartthrob is taking over for Ben Afflec after he stepped worn from the character role while Reeves takes over directing duties. This is the latest in the shakeup of the DC Extended Universe, which has also seen the reported departure of Henry Cavill as Superman.

The Batman is expected to arrive in theaters June 25, 2021.