If there’s one person that we know can handle any situation, it’s Batman. The Caped Crusader has been around for more than seventy years now, and even though he may be older than dirt, he still hasn’t lost his touch. The Dark Knight is now set to stand trial for his alleged crimes, and while some folks may see this as a dark day for Gotham City, we have another bad boy on our hands.

The Evidence

Let’s face it, Robert Pattinson isn’t the most popular person in Hollywood. The Twilight star has been in the public eye since shortly after his first film, and since then, he’s rarely been spotted out of costume. Critics loved the movie, but audiences didn’t exactly greet him with open arms when he wasn’t wearing his famous cowl. Now that Twilight is almost over, the actor is focusing on a lot more than just film. He started a production company and published his first book, and since then, he’s mostly been seen on and off camera, attending premieres and book signings. That’s not to mention the fact that he also writes a bit for magazines like GQ and Vogue, and in the past year, he’s even been invited to give some speeches. So what’s the deal? Did he step down as Batman, or is this just another publicity stunt?


Pattinson’s publicist has been pretty tight-lipped about his client’s future plans. So far, all we know is that he’s set to begin shooting a new movie sometime in early 2019, with the intention of making it his next project. That said, he hasn’t signed on to any other projects since Twilight, so it’s highly unlikely he’ll be donning the cape and cowl for any other films. Unless, of course, they’re in his personal capacity and not for public consumption. It’s an argument that could be made for most of his recent public appearances, especially those that take place outside of Hollywood.

That is, of course, unless he decides to make another pop culture splash. The last few months have seen him team up with his Good Will Hunting co-star, Matt Damon, for a very special project. The duo are set to star in and produce a film based on the 1917 Russian Revolution. If all goes well, it will be their third collaboration. So, if you were one of the fans that fell in love with Edward Cullen all those years ago, here’s your chance to see him play a real-life version of his infamous character. If that isn’t something you’re looking for, then there are plenty of other reasons why you might want to see Pattinson in court.

What Does This Mean For Gotham?

When news of Batman’s trial broke, the internet went wild with speculation. Many believed that this was the day that Gotham finally got what it deserved. An iconic hero stood trial for the sins of the city he saved. Gotham has had a complicated relationship with its dark knight ever since his inception in 1939. Many view Batman as a symbol of hope in times of turmoil, while others see him as a dangerous vigilante who fights against the injustices found in society. It’s safe to assume that this trial won’t determine the city’s views on Batman, but it will certainly give us an idea of how much more the Dark Knight has to offer.

Pattinson’s trial opens on January 29th, and while we may never know his true intentions, we at least know how much he cares about the inhabitants of Gotham. So whether you think he’s capable of being saved or not, we can all agree that Batman will not be quitting anytime soon.