Matt Reeves in negotiations to direct 'The Batman'

Posted February 12, 2017

While Ben Affleck is still The Batman, the film has found a new director in Matt Reeves. Reeves is now in post-production on War for the Planet of the Apes, this summer's highly anticipated follow-up to his outstanding 2014 entry Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and could theoretically slide right over to Gotham City once his work on that film is done.

For now, audiences will have to wait and see how it all plays out when the cameras start rolling on The Batman. Is he a worthy replacement for Ben Affleck?

His projects that had taken up his busy schedule include the Justice League movie, Suicide Squad, Live By Night, The Accountant, and Batman v. Superman. He and the studio reportedly felt that it was best for the movie if he focused on putting everything he could into the role and getting a director who could really help them get the movie where it needed to be. We already took a look at who we want to take over the film with GEEK's Shortlist, and we're still waiting on confirmation on the new face behind the camera.

Reeves is now wrapping up War for the Planet of the Apes, due in theatres this July.

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The deal is apparently not done yet, but Deadline recently reported that Reeves was the first person Warner Bros. wanted to talk to for the job. Beyond that, the only other name officially attached to "The Batman" is Joe Manganiello as bad guy Deathstroke, although it seems likely Jared Leto will also be back as the Joker.

As of this report, an official synopsis for The Batman has not been released. If that changes, rest assured we'll let you know.

If Wonder Woman and Justice League, which will both hit theaters before The Batman, can not win over both critics and audiences then the whole DC cinematic universe may hinge on The Batman. Sources say Affleck refusing to direct The Batman had nothing to do with this unfortunate coincidence.