As first reported by Variety and Forbes, director Matt Reeves was one of the names circulating as a top candidate to replace Ben Affleck as the director of The Batman.
We would later spot that Reeves recently started following Geoff Johns (the co-writer of the solo flick and head of DC Entertainment) on Twitter. Another sign he would become the frontrunner for the job.
Reeves has now been officially offered the director’s chair by the studio as reported by Deadline and we’re extremely confident he’ll sign-on.
I’ve heard Warner Bros has offered the directing job on its Batman franchise to Matt Reeves, the filmmaker who just finished War For The Planet Of The Apes for Fox. This comes weeks after Ben Affleck decided that directing and starring in such a massive undertaking was too much. The emergence of Reeves is hardly a surprise; it was known he was the filmmaker the studio engaged when Affleck made his decision after weeks of wavering.
He recently mentioned a desire to take a break from the Planet of The Apes franchise. Another, rather large and sprawling successful cinematic universe that he was able to make his own after Rupert Wyatt rebooted it for 20th Century Fox.
No word on when the new production start could begin but Forbes did mention the studio possibly wanting a release date sometime in 2019. Matt will also be on a promotional blitz during the summer for Fox’s War For The Planet of The Apes.