By James Hibberd
May 31, 2019 04:47 PM

He's (almost) Batman.

Robert Pattinson has taken a major step forward to becoming Warner Bros.' new Caped Crusader.

The studio has approved the actor for the role, sources say, though negotiations are not yet finalized.

As previously reported by Deadline, the Twilight franchise star has edged out Nicholas Hoult (Tolkien, X-Men: First Class) for the coveted role after both actors were screen tested.