Following his name being a favorite among rumored candidates which included the likes of Fede Alvarez and Matt Ross (along with highly unlikely choices like George Miller and Ridley Scott), Matt Reeves has begun early talks to direct “The Batman” at Warner Bros. Pictures.
Reeves, who helmed “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” and is behind the camera for this Summer’s “War for the Planet of the Apes,” replaces Ben Affleck who developed the project and co-wrote the script with Geoff Johns. At the time he planned to not only star but direct as well but Affleck stepped down from the project as director last week, leading to a rush to secure a new helmer.
Affleck will next be seen as Batman in the upcoming “Justice League” and a new and longer synopsis for that project has also surfaced today which you can see below:
“In the wake of Clark Kent/Superman’s (Cavill) death at the hands of Doomsday in BvS, vigilante Bruce Wayne/Batman (Affleck) reevaluates his extreme methods and begins reaching out to extraordinary heroes to assemble a team of crime-fighters to defend earth from all kinds of threats.
Together with Diana Prince/Wonder Woman (Gadot), Batman seeks out cybernetically enhanced former college football star Vic Stone/Cyborg (Fisher), speedster Barry Allen/The Flash (Miller) and Atlantean warrior king Arthur Curry/Aquaman (Momoa). They face off against Steppenwolf (Hinds), the herald and second-in-command to alien warlord Darkseld, who is charged by Darkseid with hunting down three artefacts hidden on earth.
“Justice League” opens November 7th, “The Batman” has yet to schedule a release date. Both follow on from “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” which released an extended twelve-minute VFX reel earlier this week showcasing some of the intense work that went into the movie.
Source: The Wrap