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Matt Reeves is Heading to Gotham City! The Batman Has New Director

written by Jordan Cobb February 11, 2017

Never fear fans of the DC Extended Universe for The Batman has found a brand new director.

Matt Reeves has come on to direct The Batman, the upcoming standalone Batman film set within the DCEU after star Ben Affleck had recently stepped down from the role to better focus on acting the part, but is still credited as a producer.

The Cloverfield director was very high up on a shortlist of replacements for Warner Bros. who held meetings with several filmmakers before deciding on Reeves.

Reeves is certainly an interesting choice and also a pretty good bet on the part or Warner since he did replace Rupert Wyatt for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes after Rise of the Planet of the Apes and is currently on post-production for War of the Planet of the Apes, one of this summer’s big tentpole films. His experience on Let Me In will also certainly help bring a darkness to the movie given how we’ve seen this Batman portrayed in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Upset Ben Affleck Batman

No further details about the production are known at this time. The movie was gonna start filming in May, but has been pushed back. The Batman is still slated for release in 2018 so safe bets say that production will commence sometime later this year if Warner still wants to make that date.

How excited are you for Matt Reeves directing The Batman? Who would you have preferred to direct the movie? Let us know in the comments below!

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