Batman live-action movie fans have something to cheer about again. Variety is reporting that “Cloverfield” and “War of the Planet of the Apes” director Matt Reeves, is being tapped to replace Ben Affleck as director for the upcoming solo Batman film.
A source close to Variety revealed that Matt Reeves “has already committed to helming the superhero pic, although a deal isn’t done yet.”
Even if you aren’t the biggest fan of Cloverfield, Reeves had great success with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes which achieved both financial and critical success. He’s returning for a second time and judging from the trailer, “War of the Planet of the Apes” looks fantastic. He also did “Let Me In,” which was a great vampire movie.
After Ben Affleck stepped down as director there was a rumor that Warner Brothers had scrapped his script and we’re starting from scratch, but our bat-friends over at Batman-News found out different. When asked about the rumor Variety reporter Justin Kroll, said he heard from a source that the new script was finished and that Ben Affleck was happy with it.
It’s good seeing the DCEU get a W after the past few weeks. From the sound of it, The Batman is shaping up nicely.