Matt Reeves to direct ‘Batman’
Wow what a rollercoaster ride we have all been on the last few weeks. First Ben Affleck (Batman) goes on national television and tells the world that he is without a doubt going to direct Batman. Then we get word from Variety that Ben is stepping down as director but would stay on to act and produce. For months now we knew that Ben and Geoff Johns were working on a script for the film. Well a few weeks ago we get word that Chris Terrio has rewritten the script and turned it into Warner Bros.
Variety’s own Justin Kroll tweeted out yesterday that the script was turned in and that Toby Emmerich, Ben Affleck, and Warner Bros were all happy with the script. This led to speculation from bloggers and other websites who were not ready to believe that any script was turned in and that Ben really was not happy with it. It has been back and forth for weeks now but we finally have the icing on the cake. When Ben stepped down as director the first name many reported to be the front runner was Matt Reeves (Planet of the Apes). Today we have learned once again from Variety that the job has been offered to Matt and that he has accepted. Warner Bros. has yet to confirm this but with negotiabs still ongoing I am sure it will be very soon that we get the official statement.
This news breathes new life into a film many worried might never happen. There were rumors that Ben might walk away altogether. While Ben walking away probably won’t happen, it would be devastating if he decided to. I think Matt and Ben will work together well and this film will be very much what Ben wanted it to be all along. Once the official word comes down then we can begin to hear more details about filming.
I am extremely happy to hear WB has their man. While I do wish Ben was directing, I know the movie will be in good hands with Reeves. So how do you feel about this hire? Do you like the hire for Batman director? Did you jump ship when Ben dropped out or are you DCEU all the way to the end? Please comment below and let us know your thoughts on this huge news. As always stay tuned to MFST for all your DC and Marvel news!
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