Matt Reeves Set To Serve As Director For The Batman
Reeves, of course, is also known for his directorial debut Cloverfield, which notably used a found footage approach to tackle the story of a mutant monster that suddenly appeared in New York City. Since then, he has taken over the director’s chair from Rupert Wyatt for the Planet of the Apes prequel series, with the aforementioned War set for release this summer.
Previously, Warner Bros’ planned for film lead Ben Affleck to direct the project, but after issuing several conflicting statements, the Argo star withdrew from that position. However, he is still set to write and act in the movie.
The Wrap, the source of this story, had this to say:
“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,” said Reeves in a statement.
Warner Bros. Picture Group President Toby Emmerich added, “We are thrilled to have Matt Reeves taking the helm of Batman, the crown jewel of our DC slate.
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