The Batman movie seemed to be a bit controversial from the get go. We all remember that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice didn’t have the best reviews, but it served its purpose. Initially, Ben Affleck‘s name was attached as director. After he stepped out, the movie found itself without a director for a while, but now Warner Bros just announced that Matt Reeves will take over.
Ben Affleck stepped down as director from the movie because of a schedule problem. Although he will continue to star in the movie as Bruce Wayne/ Batman, this time he’ll be working with Matt Reeves, according to Deadline.
Toby Emmerich, President and Chief Content Officer, Warner Bros. Pictures Group, issued a statement where he welcomed Reeves:
“We are thrilled to have Matt Reeves taking the helm of Batman, the crown jewel of our DC slate. 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.”
Reeves seems to be a very good idea for the movie as he identifies himself as a fan of the comic book superhero:
“I have loved the Batman story since I was a child. 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.”
After the announcement, Ben also took the time to welcome Reeves:
— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) February 24, 2017
To which Reeves replied shortly after:
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Ha! Thanks so much, man. So excited. https://t.co/h5hTJ2lwj3
— Matt Reeves (@mattreevesLA) February 24, 2017