Ever since Ben Affleck announced he would be stepping down as the director of the upcoming solo Batman film, we heard rumors that Matt Reeves would step in and take his place.
Well, Warner Bros. has now confirmed those rumors. Reeves, the director behind Cloverfield and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, will direct the next Batman movie.
They also confirmed that the title will be ‘The Batman,’ which is a bit surprising because it seemed like that was just the working title.
One interesting thing about the press release from Warner Bros. is that Affleck’s name is not mentioned. It makes you wonder if there was something to that “Affleck wants out” rumor we reported earlier this month.
But insiders say Affleck is still set to star. Nothing has changed yet. The relationship Affleck has with the studio appears to be damaged right now, but maybe things will settle down now that Reeves has officially joined the project.
Reeves revealed in his press release that he has been a fan of Batman since he was a child…
“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.”