Matt Reeves Will Direct The Batman After All
Friday 24th February 2017 | David
Cloverfield's Matt Reeves will direct the upcoming solo Batman movie.
Despite reports that talks had broken down between Warner Borthers and Matt Reeves over the possibility of him directing their upcoming solo Batman movie. Featuring Ben Affleck as the Caped Crusader, it's now been confirmed that he will indeed direct direct the film, which will be titled The Batman. Affleck and comic writer Geoff Johns provided the screenplay.
The recent critical reception of the films of the DC Cinematic Universe has been mixed to say the least, so with any luck, Reeves will bring some much needed acclaim to the series. All of his movies so far, from Cloverfield, Let Me In to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, have been hits with critics, so it seems that Warner choose wisely.
You may recall that Ben Affleck was originally going to direct The Batman in addition to starring in the role. But the underperformance of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice at the box office in addition to how Live by Night, which he wrote, directed and starred in, outright bombed (Warner Brothers lost around $70 million from the film) was said to have soured his relationship with the studio and put him in a position where he was unsure if he wanted to cntinue playing the character.
This is despite the fact that he previously gave them the Best Picture Oscar winner Argo, so Warner clearly wanted to keep him onboard. It seems that the lure of working with Reeves must have drawn him back in.
Alleck will next be seen as Batman in Zack Snyder's Justice League, which opens on November 17, 2017.