For a couple of weeks now, word has been circulating that Matt Reeves was in heavy talks to take on The Batman as the flicks new director. Yesterday, Warner Bros. made the official announcement.
Matt Reeves is no stranger to major motion pictures. Having recently completed Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and in post production for War for the Planet of the Apes, Reeves understands the movie franchise process as well as movies that blend action and drama together to tell an engaging story. And, while Reeves does have a background in found footage movies (Cloverfield), I doubt we’d see the director take the movie in that direction.
That being said, there has been a long standing theory that comic books sell really well when they have monkeys and apes on the cover. Could WB be planning a Planet of the Apes/Batman crossover in order to sell the most tickets ever?
No. What’s wrong with you? But having a director who has taken on apes and Batman may be the next best thing.
“I have loved the Batman story since I was a child,” Reeves said. “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.”
At this time, Ben Affleck, who dropped out as the movies original director, is still set to play the caped crusader. With rumors that script issues plaque the movie, and with the back and forth over nailing Reeves down as the new director and producer, it comes as no surprise that The Batman does not have a release date.
Are you on board with Matt Reeves taking over The Batman movie, or is this another sign the flick is in trouble?
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