After two weeks of documented negotiations that created a will-he won’t-he social media buzz, Cloverfield and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves has signed on to direct and produce Warner Bros’ upcoming DC superhero movie ‘The Batman’.
Though rumours are rampant regarding Ben Affleck’s future in the Batsuit, the actor was absent from the announcement of Reeves’s appointment in a combined press release.
The president of Warner Bros. Pictures Group, Toby Emmerich, stated the following in the announcement:
“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 was also enthusiastic about the venture, stating:
“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 honoured and excited to be working with Warner Bros. to bring an epic and emotional new take on the Caped Crusader to the big screen.”
There is currently no information regarding the release date of The Batman, nor any casting news beyond that of Joe Manganiello as Deathstroke.
Source: Warner Bros