Following Ben Affleck’s decision to no longer direct the upcoming solo adventure for his Caped Crusader – tentatively titled The Batman – now comes word that Matt Reeves is the man now tasked with helming the first individual outing for this latest cinematic Batman.
Variety broke the news, with Reeves previously the person believed to be top of the shortlist to replace Affleck in the director’s chair. To date, Reeves is likely best known to genre fans for Cloverfield, Let Me In, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and the impending War for the Planet of the Apes.
It was only last month that Affleck revealed he would no longer be directing The Batman, with that seemingly being one too many hats for him to wear on the picture; as well as starring in the film, he’ll also be producing and is working on the screenplay with DC’s Geoff Johns.
So far, Affleck’s Dark Knight will be joined in The Batman by Jeremy Irons as Alfred, J.K. Simmons as Jim Gordon, and Joe Manganiello as the villainous Slade Wilson, aka Deathstroke.
The World’s Greatest Detective’s solo picture has yet to be given a confirmed release date, but you can next see Affleck’s Batman in Zack Snyder’s Justice League this November.SHARE YOUR COMMENTS BELOW OR ON TWITTER @STARBURST_MAG
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