Walking into the theater to see the new Batman film, you probably had the same reaction as millions of other fans: “Holy crap! That’s Robert Pattinson!” The Twi-hards have not only been lucky enough to see him play romantic leads, but they’ve also gotten an up-close look at his acting chops. Now that he’s gracing the big screen with a performance as the legendary Batman, it’s time to figure out what happens next.

If you’re a fan of the Twilight films, then you know that Pattinson plays central roles in all four films. But with the departure of the Twilight franchise and its final installment, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, many have been wondering what will become of Pattinson and his on-screen love interests. To find out, we reached out to a few experts to get their take on what will happen to Robert Pattinson and the ladies of Gotham.

What Happens To Robert Pattinson And Catwoman?

While Catwoman is a well-known character from the Batman films, she’s rarely seen in them. This means that she has a lot of screen time and it’s quite possible that we’ve never interacted with her on film. But after appearing in The Dark Knight Rises and now being linked to Batman again, it’s time to update our knowledge of this feline fan favorite.

According to our experts, after The Dark Knight Rises, it’s fair to say that we know more about Catwoman than we did before. In the comics, she’s been linked to the Caped Crusader several times, so it’s no wonder that fans want to see more of her. In an interview with Comic Book, Chris Matulis, author of the book, Conversations With Comics Creators, had this to say: “There’s a lot more to her than we’ve seen.”

Matulis went on to list a number of the character’s potential stories, “We haven’t really seen much of her backstory, which is intriguing. We’ve seen glimpses of her past, but there’s a lot more potential here.”

He also stated that the character is “one of the most interesting parts of the Batman mythology,” adding that “she’s smart, she’s capable, and she’s definitely more interesting than a lot of the stereotypical females you see in superhero movies.”

Based on this, it seems that the best scenario for Pattinson and Catwoman is probably a part of the wider Batman universe. The two have never been linked romantically in the comics, but it wouldn’t be the first time that a superhero has been paired with a cat, either.

What Happens To Robert Pattinson And The Reverse Penny Anticapitalism?

While the Twilight films were never accused of being deep or difficult films, as a part of the franchise, they did tackle some pretty heavy themes. One of these is the idea of being environmentally conscious. The first film was centered around the dangers of global warming, and the last film, Breaking Dawn – Part 1, was said to be an “anticapitalism statement” about the overconsumption of resources and the subsequent destruction of the environment.

But while promoting his new film, the superhero comedy, Team Fortress 2, at the Venice Film Festival, the actor dismissed the idea that the last film was an anticapitalism statement. Instead, he said that he thinks that the series was “more of a commentary on the nature of reality.”

When pressed for an explanation, he said that “comic books are an amazing window into the human condition,” adding that “[Dawn – Part 1] is a culmination of everything, it feels like. The four films that led up to it touched on different aspects of humanity. I think that this is what the movies are capable of; they are able to comment on current events as well as the human condition.”

While this might be true, it’s still interesting to think about what might have happened had Twilight not been so successful. Had the books never been made into films, then perhaps fans would still believe that they were commentary on the state of modern society. But with Twilight turning into a blockbuster and winning several awards, the movie’s ability to speak to an audience was never in question. Now that fans know that the films are meant to be fun and light-hearted, it’s time to embrace the silliness of vampires and werewolves in the greater context of pop culture.

The Future Of Robert Pattinson

With the news that the Twilight films are now officially part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s time to think about what will happen to Robert Pattinson and the other characters from the series now that they’re part of a bigger world. According to our experts, this will bring with it a number of perks and opportunities for fans.

“It’s likely that we’ll see more of Bruce Wayne, who is the billionaire owner of Wayne Enterprises,” said Matulis. “He has a lot of support and resources behind him. It’s also likely that we’ll see more of Alfred Pennyworth, who is Bruce Wayne’s wise and loyal butler. He has a lot more to offer in terms of being Batman’s sidekick, but he’s also more mature than a lot of the other characters in the Batman universe.”

As for what will happen to Pattinson and his onscreen love interests, Chris Matulais has a theory: “I think that at this point, Pattinson will want to distance himself from the Twilight films and move forward with a new project. I also think that since he doesn’t have any other major films lined up, he may reprise his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman in several movies.”

We’ll have to wait and see what the future holds for Robert Pattinson, but if his past is any indication, he’ll continue to find success in both comic book movies and major motion pictures.