If you've been on Twitter today, you've likely heard the news that Robert Pattinson has been cast as Batman in the scheduled next film in the Batman universe, slated to be directed by Matt Reeves.\nWhich should also explain why people on Twitter can't shut up about him and his famed foray into vampiredom and how that plays into his new foray into... batdom.\nThe actor got his big break playing the unnaturally handsome vampire Edward in the Twilight Saga film series, and a lot of people don't know him from anything else, so there's no real surprise that the reactions to the casting news have been absolutely hilarious.\nDC & Warner Bros : Twilight star Robert Pattinson will play the role as the next Batman. Marvel fans : pic.twitter.com/9kBFcrSrCQ— Widas 🐊 (@WidasSatyo) May 17, 2019\nNerds everywhere who are too cool for everything were quick to scrutinize the casting decision, which comes as no real big surprise. Twilight definitely was a contentious film series, as were the books, and people are generally pretty divided about the whole thing. You're either in the middle of writing a Twilight fanfiction about it right now or you hate it with every fibre of your being.\nMe after finding out that Robert Pattinson may be the new Batman... 😅 pic.twitter.com/C5iXbZHItA— Chris Wong-Swenson #ReleaseTheSnyderCut (@nexuspong) May 17, 2019\n“Twilight star Robert Pattinson will be the next Batman”Me: pic.twitter.com/bMzKKVqpuP— ⚡️Joey ⚡️ (@Stowejoseph13) May 17, 2019\nThough Pattinson has been in countless other films, his name, along with castmate and ex-girlfriend Kristen Stewart, is essentially synonymous with the teen romance fantasy series.\nif the new batman is good, then great. but if it's bad, just imagine robert pattinson's dvd commentary. it's a win win pic.twitter.com/TAlot4p3j9— lucy jayne ford (@lucyj_ford) May 17, 2019\nWhile we remember him from Twilight, let's remember that we've all had jobs we're not proud of and that just makes him more like us.\nno actor will ever hate their own movie as passionately as robert pattinson hated twilight pic.twitter.com/ATk0MFBOWH— Film Feed (@FiImFeed) May 17, 2019\nrobert pattinson as batman but his origin story is his hatred for twilight— bethany (@scarIetdanvers) May 17, 2019\nI actually don't think anyone hates Twilight more than its stars, R.Patts and K.Stew... considering they're the ones that had to actually live through it, say the words in the script and be forever known as their characters.\nIf they thought Twilight was going to age like Harry Potter, they thought wrong.\nREAD ALSO: This Video Proves Even Game Of Thrones Actors Don't Get WTF Is Going On With Season 8\ny'all i'm still so shook over robert pattinson being the new batmanlike, not in a negative wayjust shook because i never saw that coming— stella ۞ (@wonderlasso) May 17, 2019\nBut as I mentioned above, there are countless other films that Pattinson has acted and starred in that makes him more than capable of executing the role. He should not be judged on the writing of Stephanie Meyer alone... it just isn't fair.\nalthough i wish ben barnes or armie hamer got the role but im content with robert pattinson— parker rawley (@Parker_Mkay) May 17, 2019\nI will say that I do think Robert Pattinson will make a great Batman. I was still hoping for someone like Richard Armitage or even Oscar Isaac. But Pattinson is good. Anyone who thinks he's only bad because of Twilight clearly hasn't seen films like Good Time.— Matthew St.Clair (@filmguy619) May 17, 2019\nAnd while Batman fans can name countless other actors who could have or should have played the role, I'm certain Matt Reeves knows exactly what he's doing.\nPlus, every Joker needs a Batman, so while we've got Pattinson to be the Batman for Leto's Joker, we're still down one Bruce Wayne to play alongside Joaquin Phoenix's joker, so all hope is not lost for you Batman hopefuls.