Just a single week after Warner Bros. Pictures looked to have a director in place for their forthcoming new DC Comics project, Matt Reeves has now officially exited all talks.
The Batman, starring and co-written by Ben Affleck, was initially set to be directed by the leading actor, but after conversations between he and studio arrived at passing the torch, Reeves was seemingly the man for the job. With the War for the Planet of the Apes filmmaker now out of the frame, it looks as though the Caped Crusader’s next solo outing is going to continue its difficult path to production.
Affleck has been developing The Batman script alongside DC Comics CCO Geoff Johns for a while now, and his Oscar-winning Argo scribe (and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice screenwriter) Chris Terrio reportedly penned the most recent draft. Before talks began with Reeves, Warner Bros. was reportedly considering the likes of Sir Ridley Scott and Don’t Breathe helmer Fede Alvarez to direct, so perhaps one of them now will step up to the podium.
In other Batman-related news, The LEGO Batman Movie is out now in UK cinemas, and you can read our official verdict here.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter