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Matt Reeves will indeed be directing The Batman after all!

02.23.2017

So it's been officially announced by Warner Bros. No more rumors, no more bullshit. As of right now, Matt Reeves is going to be our next Batman director! Yay!

Here's what Reeves himself had to say about the development:

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.

No official release date as of yet, though it's speculated that it would come out summer of 2018. However, after all this shit, it wouldn't be surprising if it was pushed back. We'll obviously keep you posted, same Bat-Time, same Bat-site!

Extra Tidbit: This will be Matt Reeve's first superhero film.
Source: Deadline

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2:29PM on 02/25/2017
Yay! This film is attracting the right talent! It will hopefully amount to one of the better standalone Batman movies with a great performance from Affleck.
Yay! This film is attracting the right talent! It will hopefully amount to one of the better standalone Batman movies with a great performance from Affleck.
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11:05AM on 02/24/2017
Too bad that Ben Affleck couldn't direct the movie but I have confidence in Matt Reeves.
Too bad that Ben Affleck couldn't direct the movie but I have confidence in Matt Reeves.
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8:45AM on 02/24/2017
Well done on nabbing a solid director. There is hope in this DC franchise.
Well done on nabbing a solid director. There is hope in this DC franchise.
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8:24PM on 02/23/2017
You know in retrospect he should really be doing Flash because then we could get a good Gorilla Grodd storyline.
You know in retrospect he should really be doing Flash because then we could get a good Gorilla Grodd storyline.
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7:07PM on 02/23/2017

yes, yes and yes

i was extremely bummed when Affleck left as director, then had some hope when Reeves came onboard, then equally bummed when he left again. It's been a bit of a rollercoaster ride but am ecstatic this is confirmed, he's a very talent director who brings all the necessary visual and action aesthetics you want with a blockbuster, coupled with good scripts and acting. Now let's just hope DC doesn't let the trailer people edit it.
i was extremely bummed when Affleck left as director, then had some hope when Reeves came onboard, then equally bummed when he left again. It's been a bit of a rollercoaster ride but am ecstatic this is confirmed, he's a very talent director who brings all the necessary visual and action aesthetics you want with a blockbuster, coupled with good scripts and acting. Now let's just hope DC doesn't let the trailer people edit it.
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7:05PM on 02/23/2017

Excellent Choice

This seems to have the right people writing, directing, and starring!
This seems to have the right people writing, directing, and starring!
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4:36PM on 02/23/2017

Fantastic

This fantastic news
This fantastic news
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4:12PM on 02/23/2017
Great news for everyone involved and one giant step for this film and DC in finally getting this made. Iím still disappointed that Affleck wonít be directing as well, but Reeves is a solid replacement and director and I am excited what he and Affleck bring to the Batman mythology at this point.
Great news for everyone involved and one giant step for this film and DC in finally getting this made. Iím still disappointed that Affleck wonít be directing as well, but Reeves is a solid replacement and director and I am excited what he and Affleck bring to the Batman mythology at this point.
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4:06PM on 02/23/2017
This is more excitng than Affleck directing because Reeves has consistently been a good filmmaker. He's demonstrated he's able to make completely dark films (Let Me In) and more balanced films (Planet of the Apes), and based on the trailer alone, War for the Planet of the Apes looks amazing. The only other element that could get me excited is giving Leto an opportunity to show that he's a good Joker.
This is more excitng than Affleck directing because Reeves has consistently been a good filmmaker. He's demonstrated he's able to make completely dark films (Let Me In) and more balanced films (Planet of the Apes), and based on the trailer alone, War for the Planet of the Apes looks amazing. The only other element that could get me excited is giving Leto an opportunity to show that he's a good Joker.
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5:17PM on 02/23/2017
Affleck has been consistently good up until Live By Night. I mean "Gone Baby Gone", "The Town", "Argo", there aren't any slouches there (although I will say that while Argo was good, I didn't think it was "best of the year" level good). Even so, I will agree that Reeves directing excited me even more than Affleck directing would. The Planet of the Apes reboot series could have sucked so bad, but Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was such a mature, amazingly good film while still being a satisfying
Affleck has been consistently good up until Live By Night. I mean "Gone Baby Gone", "The Town", "Argo", there aren't any slouches there (although I will say that while Argo was good, I didn't think it was "best of the year" level good). Even so, I will agree that Reeves directing excited me even more than Affleck directing would. The Planet of the Apes reboot series could have sucked so bad, but Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was such a mature, amazingly good film while still being a satisfying genre/action film. It's pretty much a template for how I like my genre films to be handled, so I am stoked indeed for this news. Hopefully, WB will be smart enough to let him do his thing.
3:33PM on 02/23/2017

Thumbs up

This is excellent news. Reeves' Let Me In and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes were solid. I'm looking forward to War for the Planet of the Apes this summer. With this news, I hope Ben Affleck stays on the picture as he's a terrific Bruce Wayne and a fine Batman. My only two hopes from this point moving forward are that the script is comprehensible and Jared Leto's Joker is left out of the project.
This is excellent news. Reeves' Let Me In and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes were solid. I'm looking forward to War for the Planet of the Apes this summer. With this news, I hope Ben Affleck stays on the picture as he's a terrific Bruce Wayne and a fine Batman. My only two hopes from this point moving forward are that the script is comprehensible and Jared Leto's Joker is left out of the project.
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3:23PM on 02/23/2017

Good director

I truly from the bottom of my heart hope he can make a the first decent DCEU movie. Because so far they have been complete trash. Batman deserves a proper expanded universe.
I truly from the bottom of my heart hope he can make a the first decent DCEU movie. Because so far they have been complete trash. Batman deserves a proper expanded universe.
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4:40PM on 02/23/2017
Having seen an early screening, Wonder Woman is quite good.

Though I think Man of Steel and BvS Ultimate Cut are both above decent and only Suicide Squad has been trash.
Having seen an early screening, Wonder Woman is quite good.

Though I think Man of Steel and BvS Ultimate Cut are both above decent and only Suicide Squad has been trash.
5:00PM on 02/23/2017
DUUUUCKEE, I could have copied and pasted your own words as my own comment.
DUUUUCKEE, I could have copied and pasted your own words as my own comment.
7:03PM on 02/23/2017
You hope it's the FIRST one? That implies that you do not hope Wonder Woman or Justice League are good.
You hope it's the FIRST one? That implies that you do not hope Wonder Woman or Justice League are good.
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