Robert Pattinson reported to play 'Batman' in upcoming films

Janai Norman reports the buzziest stories of the day in "GMA" Pop News.
3:22 | 05/17/19

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Good morning, guys. Happy Friday, everybody. Holy pop news, Batman. There is a new actor set to take the reins in the next Batman movie. Any guesses? Anyone? It's Robert Pattinson. Whoa. According to "Variety" the actor is responding to the bat signal and currently in negotiations to tar in the next installment of the film. Sources telling the magazine the deal isn't done just yet but the former "Twilight" heartthrob is the top choice of the director making him the youngest actor to ever play the caped crusader. The new Batman currently scheduled to hit theaters in June 2021. Who saw that coming. I'm liking the choice. Different choice. Now "Rocketman" star taron Egerton and the real rocketman lit it up before the premiere of the highly anticipated film. Yesterday the two were pretty coy when asked if they might have something up their sequinned sleeves. Turn out they did and I think it's gonna be a long long time till touchdown brings me round again to find I'm the not the man they think I am at home oh no, no, no I'm a rocketman rocketman burning out his fuse up here alone Glasses and all. Afterwards sir Elton telling attendees it was an incredibly emotional evening for him and it was for taron too. Cameras caught him misty-eyed. It opens may 31st so coming I can't wait. Love it. And now we have some sad news to report. Grumpy cat, the adorable feline, yep, that went viral for a permanent pout has passed away. Her owner taking to Twitter to make the announcement saying they were unimaginably heartbroken going on to say grumpy cat made millions smile around the world. His real name is tartar sauce became an internet sensation. Didn't see that coming. When a photo of her looking pretty miserable went viral in 2012. She was 7 years old. At least we got good smiles. Rip, grumpy cat. Finally, a "Friends" so courteney cox, one of the stars of that beloved '90s sitcom taking to Instagram to show this never before seen photo of the cast. Look at them. They look so young. She write, the one where the six of us went to vision and no one knew we were friends yet so turns out this blast from the past has an interesting story. The creator of the show wanted to take them on a little trip to Vegas before the show premiered to give them a chance to bond telling them something very prophetic saying, quote, this is your last shot at anonymity. Once the show comes on the air you guys will never be able to go anywhere without being hounded. He was right. Right. Completely right. They haven't had a break since. You get it.

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