Its official: Matt Reeves will direct ‘The Batman’

By AI Creative Media

After weeks of rumors, uncertainty and speculation surrounding one of Warner Bros. most valuable comic book properties, the studio announced today that Matt Reeves will indeed direct the solo Batman movie. The word comes from Deadline Thursday.

Many are probably familiar with Reeves’ work by now, which includes monster movie “Cloverfield” and 2014’s “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”, as well as this summer’s highly anticipated “War for the Planet of the Apes” so this might suggest that the studio is very happy with results.

Reeves seems excited about his upcoming task, saying in a statement from the studio on Thursday, “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.”

Affleck was originally slated to direct the standalone Batman movie in addition to headlining, but stepped down last month due to the demands to do both jobs. He donned the cape and cowl last year in Batman V Superman:Dawn of Justice and will reprise the role in Zack Snyder’s Justice League on November this year.

There is currently no release date set for The Batman.