After weeks of rumors and speculation, Warner Bros. has officially announced that Dawn of the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves will helm The Batman. The director is also known for Cloverfield and Let Me In.
This will be the first Batman movie to take place in the DC Extended Universe. Ben Affleck was originally set to direct the project but backed out. Warner Bros. then entered talks with Reeves who reportedly struggled to make the deal. But now it’s official. Reeves will work alongside Warner Bros. and Ben Affleck to direct The Batman.
Warner Bros. President and Chief Content Officer Toby Emmerich made the statement. Read what he had to say below:
“We are thrilled to have Matt Reeves taking the helm of Batman, the crown jewel of our DC slate. Matt’s deep roots in genre films and his evolution into an emotional world-building director make him the perfect filmmaker to guide the Dark Knight through this next journey.”
Reeves released an official statement saying:
“I have loved the Batman story since I was a child. He is such an iconic and compelling character, and one that resonates with me deeply. I am incredibly honored and excited to be working with Warner Bros. to bring an epic and emotional new take on the Caped Crusader to the big screen.”
The film will see Ben Affleck reprise the role of Bruce Wayne after his introduction in Dawn of Justice and appearance in Zack Snyder’s Justice League.
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