Director Matt Reeves Offers a Brief But Optimistic Update on THE BATMAN

Matt Reeves has been deep into the development of The Batman for Warner Bros. and after a fan recently asked how it was coming along, the director offered a brief but enthusiastic response.

Elijah Pierson @elijahPierson

I’m sure people ask you all the time about The Batman, who will be in it, what it’s about, etc. But I bet no one asks HOW it is going on The Batman. So, how is it going on The Batman?

Matt Reeves

? @mattreevesLA

Really, really well, thanks! I could not be more excited! ?

The last we heard from Reeves, he said, “I am outlining, I have the story worked out and I am outlining.” It was then revealed later that the studio was looking to start shooting the film in 2019, which means we won’t see the next Batman movie in theaters until 2020 or 2021.

As we’ve previously reported, he’s looking to do a dark noir-style film that will focus on the detective side of the Dark Knight, which I’m excited about seeing! If all goes well, Reeves has an idea for a story arc that would span over the course of a trilogy of films.

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THE BATMAN Movie Will Begin Production in 2019

It looks like The Batman may not be suiting up in 2018, that’s according to director Matt Reeves after he debunked rumors suggesting he might be walking away from Warner Bros.’ upcoming Batman movie.

According to Heroic Hollywood, the movie won’t begin production until 2019 and that’s because Warner Bros. already has three other DC Films set to shoot this year. Shazam is in production now. Wonder Woman 2 will begin next followed by the Joker origin story movie.

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Ben Affleck Confirms He’s Not Leaving The Batman Role and He’s Excited to Work with Matt Reeves

Yesterday a rumor surfaced that Ben Affleck‘s Batman would be gracefully ushered out of the DCEU. Well, that rumor is false. Affleck confirmed today during the Justice League panel at Comic-Con that he is not leaving the Batman role. In fact, he’s thrilled to be a part of it and he’s excited to work with director Matt Reeves on The Batman. He said:

“I am the luckiest guy in the world. Batman is the coolest part in any universe, Marvel DC, anything–I’m so thrilled to do it. Its fucking amazing. I still can’t believe it. Everyone at the studio tells me I’m their Batman and I believe it. And Matt Reeves? I’d be an ape on the ground for Matt Reeves. Im blown away and its an exciting time in the DC Universe. I’m excited to be Batman.”

That doesn’t sound like the kind of guy who plans on leaving the role of Batman anytime soon. He’s stoked to be a part it! I’m glad he’s not leaving. I actually really enjoy Affleck in the role of Batman and it’s great to know that this iteration of the character will continue to be explored in future films.

THE BATMAN Director Matt Reeves Says The Film Will Be Influenced By Alfred Hitchcock

Ever since Matt Reeves stepped into the director’s chair for The Batman, there’s been no concrete information on what we can expect from the film. Today, however, we learned from the director that his film will be influenced and inspired by the films of the great Alfred Hitchcock. If any comic book film could fit in with Hitchcock’s filmmaking style, it’s Batman!

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Matt Reeves Decides He Doesn’t Want to Direct THE BATMAN

Last week news broke that Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves was in talks to replace Ben Affleck as the director of The Batman. It was expected that he would take the gig but in the end, he opted to drop out of the running.

The new comes from Variety, but there are no reasons given as to why he decided to not pursue it. The report just says that “talks have broken down” between the director and the studio and “negotiations have stopped”.

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Ben Affleck Reportedly Doesn’t Want to Play Batman Anymore

Image result for ben affleck batmanA month ago, while promoting his passion project Live by Night — which he directed, wrote, produced, and starred in — on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Ben Affleck confirmed that he would be directing The Batman, his first standalone film as the Caped Crusader.

However, after Live by Night bombed at the box office — causing a $75 million loss for Warner Bros. — Affleck reportedly experienced a crisis of confidence, questioning whether or not he could simultaneously direct and star in a big-budget superhero movie. In the end, he chose to step down as director of The Batman, citing his desire to focus on the acting side of the role. And according to recent reports, Matt Reeves, the director behind Cloverfield (2008) and Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014), will take the helm.

While many of us had hoped that would put an end to all the drama surrounding The Batman, John Campea is now claiming that three separate sources have told him over the past four days that Affleck no longer wants to be The Dark Knight in the DCEU. Continue reading