Well, it was only a matter of time before this rumor started making the rounds online. And though it's almost certainly nothing more than that — a rumor — it seemed worth noting, if only to offer everyone a place to register their reactions to the idea.
Over at Moviehole, there's the inevitable mention of pairing of recently announced "Daredevil" sequel director David Slade with the high-profile star of his most recent film, "Twilight Saga: Eclipse" leadRobert Pattinson.
"With David Slade given the job, there’s 'some kind of talk' about Robert Pattinson – who, with the 'Twilight' series winding up, is going to be looking for a new well-paying gig – playing the part of Matt Murdock," reports the site.
The site goes on to indicate that any association of Pattinson with Slade's "Daredevil" movie is "just talk" at this point, but as with any news that includes a mention of the "Twilight" star's name, it's already making its way around the 'net.
At this point, it's highly unlikely that Pattinson would be interested in the role (though studios would probably love to have him in any film, given his following), but you can be sure that we'll ask him about the rumor during tomorrow's live Q&A with the "Water For Elephants" actor. Heck, it wouldn't be the first time Pattinson's name was dropped when filmmakers were looking to cast their comic book movie.
We can guess where you probably stand on the notion of casting Pattinson — or any "Twilight" actor, for that matter — as Marvel's man without fear, Matt Murdock, but go ahead and let us know anyways. It's more fun that way.