Many of you might be familiar with the story of Robert Pattinson and his recent marriage to Twilight co-star and fellow Canadian Kristen Stewart. The wedding was covered in every major news channel and social media websites across the globe.

What might not be as well known is what happened a couple of months prior to the wedding. During that time, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart were embroiled in a highly publicized cheating scandal that made international headlines and rocked celebrity Twitter as we know it. The pair was spotted canoodling in Los Angeles despite denying the allegations publicly. The photos of them cuddling and kissing were undeniable and eventually forced the troubled actor to issue an apology for his actions.

Well, now that the dust has settled, Robert Pattinson is finally at peace with himself and his wife, and the couple is seen as a symbol of love and support for gay couples, what are his future plans?

According to a new report from the New York Post, the actor has moved past his cheating scandal and is ready to take on the world again. The newspaper speculates that in light of his actions following the scandal, he may have seen the need to settle down and start a family. Additionally, the article suggests that after a decade of living in the public eye, he is looking to change his image and shed the fame that comes with his celebrity.

While the article does posit that the future holds great promise for the 38-year-old actor, there is also the possibility that he may not have changed at all. The truth is that we will probably never know what drives someone to cheat on their spouse, especially since Robert Pattinson himself has remained silent on the subject. However, as a symbol of support for gay couples and a person who has made a conscious effort to promote tolerance and understanding, we should not write off Robert Pattinson just yet. There is still plenty of reason to be optimistic about his future, especially since he has finally admitted his failings and taken ownership of them. While there is still plenty of speculation around the circumstances behind his cheating scandal, at least we now have some insight into what lies ahead for Robert Pattinson.

He’s Not Done Yet

While some might think that Robert Pattinson is finished as an actor, we can’t say that his career is over just yet. Far from it, in fact. With his contract with Hollywood’s most prestigious agency ended, the London-born actor is free to take on more substantial roles and become the leading man that many believe he was destined to be.

According to Variety, Pattinson has closed a deal to star in director Todd Phillips’ upcoming comic book flick, Joker. The role will see him play a dual role as both Batman’s arch-nemesis and a psychopathic circus performer. In addition to playing a pivotal part in bringing Batman’s iconic status to the big screen for the first time, Joker will also see Pattinson shed his tabloid image and step into the limelight as an A-list leading man. It’s a role that was custom made for him and will undoubtedly boost his flagging career. What’s more is that the role has a decent chance of becoming a major success. Joker has already started production and is set to be released on October 4, 2018.

While there is still plenty of speculation around the circumstances behind his cheating scandal, at least we now have some insight into what lies ahead for Robert Pattinson. It seems that the fame and luxury lifestyle that come with starring in Hollywood blockbusters has gone to his head and he will need to reign it in if he wants to make a success of himself outside of the Hollywood bubble. Whether he chooses to or not, the world is his oyster and he can start all over again. He might not have found love and acceptance in Hollywood yet, but that certainly does not mean that he cannot find it outside of the film industry. The future is still very much alive for Robert Pattinson.