THE BATMAN Has A New Director... For Real Posted by: Bill "Jett" Ramey (Follow @BATMANONFILM)
Date: February 23, 2017
This is the best news I've heard about this project in quite some time. Matt Reeves is officially on board to direct THE BATMAN Check out the press release...
Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that Matt Reeves (“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” “Cloverfield”) has been set to direct “The Batman.” Reeves will also serve as a producer on the new standalone action adventure centering on one of DC’s most enduringly popular Super Heroes. The announcement was made by Toby Emmerich, President and Chief Content Officer, Warner Bros. Pictures Group.
Emmerich stated, “We are thrilled to have Matt Reeves taking the helm of Batman, the crown jewel of our DC slate. Matt’s deep roots in genre films and his evolution into an emotional world-building director make him the perfect filmmaker to guide The Dark Knight through this next journey.”
Matt Reeves noted, “I have loved the Batman story since I was a child. He is such an iconic and compelling character, and one that resonates with me deeply. I am incredibly honored and excited to be working with Warner Bros. to bring an epic and emotional new take on The Caped Crusader to the big screen.”
Batman was created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger.
“The Batman” will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
Does anyone else find it just a bit curious that there's no mention of Ben Affleck in that press release? ANYWAY...
This is going to be a tremendously interesting project to follow over the next couple of years. Man, there are SO many questions...
Will the previous script be scrapped? And if so, who will write it?
How much creative control will Mr. Reeves have? AND...
How many films (a trilogy?) does Mr. Reeves invision and how many is he signed on for?
Will THE BATMAN be set before or after BATMAN v SUPERMAN?
And of course, will Ben Affleck stay on board as The Batman?
All I hope is that Warner Bros. lets this dude make the film he wants to make -- sequel, prequel, reboot, soft-reboot, whatever.
Stay tuned folks! And make sure to post your thoughts in the comments section below!