First Affleck left as director of The Batman standalone movie. Then Planet of the Apes and Cloverfield director Matt Reeves stepped in. Then, rumour has it, he stepped down.
And now, thankfully, he’s back!
Yes, Reeves has officially signed on to direct Ben Affleck as Batman!
From the below statement it certainly seems that he’s a Batman fan and the movie definitely needs that… there’s no mention of Ben Affleck in the statement and we’ve some folks saying this is a big deal and Affleck is out of starring as the character, but we don’t believe this to be the case, we reckon this statement is focusing on the director; just as it should.
Let just know what you think of Reeves as director in all the usual ways, gang…
Here’s the statement:
BURBANK, Calif. — Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that Matt Reeves (“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” “Cloverfield”) has been set to direct “The Batman.” Reeves will also serve as a producer on the new standalone action adventure centering on one of DC’s most enduringly popular Super Heroes. The announcement was made by Toby Emmerich, President and Chief Content Officer, Warner Bros. Pictures Group.
Emmerich stated, “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.”
Matt Reeves noted, “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.”
Batman was created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger.
“The Batman” will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
President/CCO of DC Entertainment, Geoff Johns and star Ben Affleck have tweeted Reeves to welcome him on board…
— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) February 24, 2017
— Geoff Johns (@geoffjohns) February 24, 2017
Ha! Thanks so much, man. So excited. https://t.co/h5hTJ2lwj3
— Matt Reeves (@mattreevesLA) February 24, 2017