Matt Reeves is set to direct The Batman starring Ben Affleck

It’s been reported earlier this month that Warner Bros. was interested in bringing in Matt Reeves (War for the Planet of the Apes) as the director for The Batman. After that, negotiations seemed to have failed. Well, it looks like Warner Bros. and Reeves have closed on a deal for Reeves to direct. Ben Affleck, who will star in the film, stepped down as the director due to the intensity of the project.

“I have loved the Batman story since I was a child,” Reeves said Thursday in a statement (via THR). “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.”

“We are thrilled to have Matt Reeves taking the helm of Batman, the crown jewel of our DC slate,” said Toby Emmerich, president and chief content officer, Warner Bros. Pictures Group. “Matt’s deep roots in genre films and his evolution into an emotional world-building director make him the perfect filmmaker to guide the Dark Knight through this next journey.”

Affleck tweeted about the news.

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