A week after entering negotiations on The Batman, director Matt Reeves has exited talks.
A studio source has informed The Hollywood Reporter that talks have broken down. However, they also want to stress that talks could resume when heads cool. Warner Bros. is intent on making the movie no matter what as the Batman franchise has proven to bigger than just one person.
Reeves is currently deep into post-production on War For The Planet Of The Apes.
Prior to Reeves entering talks, Ben Affleck was set to direct. However, the Oscar winner pulled out last month, deciding against pulling double duty as director and The Dark Knight. Affleck co-wrote the script with DC Films co-head Geoff Johns.
Interestingly, Warner Bros. has been looking at a few other directors to helm the picture other then Reeves including Ridley Scott and Fede Alvarez.
Again, fans should keep in mind that Reeves has left talks with the possibility of returning. Also, directors exit negotiations and projects all the time. Warner Bros. and Ben Affleck, who will star and produce The Batman, are still committed to making a great movie, it's just taking a little longer to get off the ground than initially expected. Additionally, they'll want to find someone who can bring their vision for the film to life. Rest assured, one way or another, someone will fill the director chair - be it Reeves, Scott, or someone else entirely.
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Source: THR Heat Vision
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