'The Batman' Movie 2018 Manages To Confirm Director Matt Reeves After All

Ben Affleck as Batman in 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' Warner Bros

There’s some great news for fans of Ben Affleck’s upcoming 2018 Batman movie, which has faced some directorial back-and-forth since Affleck stepped down from the director’s chair: Matt Reeves, who directed Cloverfield and War for the Planet of the Apes, is once and for all confirmed as director of the 2018 Batman movie.

Negotiations were reported to have broken down between Warner Bros and possible director Matt Reeves, but it all worked out for Batman after all.

“I have loved the Batman story since I was a child,” Reeves said. “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.”

Toby Emmerich, president and CCO of Warner Bros, added, "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.”

With Warner Bros highly motivated to get production moving on what may be the most critical film in their DC expanded universe of films, Reeves, Affleck, and the studio can now get started with the business of making the film.

In a Tweet, Affleck welcomed Reeve to the team:

According to Variety, screenwriter Chris Terrio of Argo has turned in a rewrite of the initial script (penned by Affleck and DC Comics Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns) that has satisfied both the studio and Affleck, so those script troubles are hopefully past us as well.

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