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Matt Reeves to Direct ‘The Batman’

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Matt Reeves has officially signed on to direct The Batman. The full press release can be found below.

    Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that Matt Reeves (“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” “Cloverfield”) has been set to direct “The Batman.” Reeves will also serve as a producer on the new standalone action adventure centering on one of DC’s most enduringly popular Super Heroes. The announcement was made by Toby Emmerich, President and Chief Content Officer, Warner Bros. Pictures Group.
    Emmerich stated, “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.”

    Matt Reeves noted, “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.”

    Batman was created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger.

    “The Batman” will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

  2. Walkabout


    FAKE OUT. Hell yes. Let Me In and Cloverfield are two of the best American movies of the decade
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  3. mattylikesfilms


    YES! Reeves is solid.
  4. Interesting, I'd heard that he was in talks for this, then dropped out. Maybe he was offered more money? hahah
  5. mattylikesfilms


    Sometimes Directors hold out for either more money or more creative control. WB needed to land him and keep the project on track so they wised up thankfully.
  6. a nice person

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    Can he save this shitty universe?
  7. Colby Searcy

    Is admired for his impeccable (food) tastes Prestigious

    No mention of Batfleck or Geoff Johns hmmm...
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  8. Yeah I honestly can't think of a better choice
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  9. Walkabout


    I'm sure Ben is on board with Reeves attached. I wouldn't be surprised though if The Batman was his last project as the Bat like the rumors say. Hopefully he goes out on top, I love his portrayal of the character.
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  10. Colby Searcy

    Is admired for his impeccable (food) tastes Prestigious

    I like it too, just sounds like he's not enjoying the negative critical reactions to the last few DC films.
  11. mattylikesfilms


    I understand about half of the critical complaints about BvS but with that said.. I absolutely LOVED Batfleck. He was superb. If he leaves the role anytime soon, I'll be pretty bummed.

    I just hope WB gets it together and knocks it out of the park with JL and now the solo Bat film so Ben decides to stay for longer. Give him all the monies too WB!
  12. Walkabout


    Yeah absolutely, that has to be what's bugging him. It took him a long time to get back on top in the critics' eyes after Gigli and all that. To lose that acclaim and good will again would definitely get to you, especially after the reaction to Live By Night, his passion project. That said, I really enjoy BvS, (the Director's Cut much more than the theatrical) I think it is unique and stands out in the superhero genre. My main problem with it is the typical third act CGI monster slugfest.
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  13. Eric Wilson

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    Well glad that's settled now! Really hoping for a good movie.
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  14. Fletchaaa

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    It says it's a standalone movie so wouldn't it make sense if it's not in the DC universe
  15. Ryan

    Might be Spider-Man...

    Still wonder if at all Leto is going to factor in this universe...
  16. Colby Searcy

    Is admired for his impeccable (food) tastes Prestigious

    Standalone meaning is not gonna connect to the ongoing JL story.

    Any movie containing DC characters would still be in the DC UNIVERSE
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  17. Damien Davies

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    I am cautiously optimistic about this now.
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  18. Stilicho

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    I am stoked Reeves is directing! I just hope WB stays stoked enough on him to let him actually direct the movie. *cough* Edgar Wright Ant-Man *cough*
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  19. God I hope not
  20. contra11mundum

    I hate spoilers. Supporter

    I fucking love both POTA movies, but Dawn is next level. Stoked for this.
  21. Davjs


    I wish WB would have done that with Affleck instead, but we'll see how this turns out.

    I hope so. I hope Deadshot, Harley, Croc and all the characters pop in for a bit, if only just to get punched in the face. This is the first time in live action we have a fleshed out world, I hope they use it to their advantage.
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  22. Malatesta

    i may get better but we won't ever get well Prestigious

    directing is one thing, question is will the writing be solid and the production unmeddling enough because good christ this franchise is fucking blowing it right now
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