Pattinson suits up for macabre new ‘Batman’

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Robert Pattinson had never been interested in playing a superhero — until Ben Affleck quit his role as Batman, leaving the famous cape unexpectedly up for grabs. Having spent the past decade mainly working on critically acclaimed arthouse movies, former “Twilight” actor Pattinson requested a meeting with the filmmakers entrusted by Warner Bros. to revitalize the beloved franchise.  “He sought me out… and somewhere in that meeting, he brought up Batman,” producer Dylan Clark told AFP. Although Pattinson, now 35, appeared to feel “a little bit suspiciously” about fronting …

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