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Matt Reeves confirmed to direct Ben Affleck in 'The Batman'

2 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Affleck was on board to direct the film but stepped aside to prioritise his performance.

Cloverfield and Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes director Matt Reeves has officially signed on to direct superhero feature The Batman for Warner Bros.

After Ben Affleck revealed he would be relinquishing his director duties last month – stating that he wanted to focus on his performance – the studio has moved swiftly to replace him.

Reeves will also serve as a producer on the project, as will Affleck, alongside Geoff Johns of DC Entertainment. Johns wrote the screenplay with Affleck, and Argo and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice writer Chris Terrio has also taken on writing duties.

Affleck welcomed Reeves in a Twitter post:

Welcome to the Batcave, @MattReevesLA pic.twitter.com/JsB4sGGux2

Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) February 24, 2017

Warner Bros Picture Group president and chief content office Toby Emmerich commented: “We are thrilled to have Matt Reeves taking the helm of »

- tom.grater@screendaily.com (Tom Grater)

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Ben Affleck welcomes The Batman director Matt Reeves to the Batcave

3 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After a whirlwind of mostly negative rumors and news for Batman’s solo film titled (officially now) The Batman, recently the Dceu blockbuster entry found a replacement for Ben Affleck (who decided to step down from steering the ship).

As most of you probably know now, Matt Reeves (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) is the chosen one, and Ben Affleck (who is still starring in the film as the Caped Crusader) has taken to Twitter to welcome him onto the project. Check it out below:

Welcome to the Batcave, @MattReevesLA pic.twitter.com/JsB4sGGux2

Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) February 24, 2017

Let us know in the comments below if you think Matt Reeves is the one for the job…

The Batman has lately suffered a number of delays getting into production, but is expected to shoot in the spring/summer ahead of a possible release in 2018. »

- Robert Kojder

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5 ways Warner Bros can fix the Dceu

6 hours ago | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The DC Extended Universe has seen better days. After the critical bashing received by both Batman V Superman, and Suicide Squad, rumours are now swirling that Ben Affleck is eager to step away from the clumsy comic book world. This comes after The Flash losing two separate directors in the space of a year, and recent reports that Wonder Woman is also in trouble.

This is all beginning to look like DC’s cinematic universe is crumbling under its own weight, before it has even gotten off the ground. In contrast to the immense excitement and success currently surrounding the Marvel cinematic universe, Warner Bros has a real problem on their hands. Here are five ways that the Dceu can be fixed, before it is broken beyond repair.

5. Let Superman be fun

2013’s Man of Steel was a mixed bag, to say the least. The film scratched the surface of some interesting themes, »

- Ben Read

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Ben Affleck Welcomes Batman Director Matt Reeves

6 hours ago | Fortress of Solitude - Movie News | See recent Fortress of Solitude - Movie News news »

Ben Affleck has broken his silence and taken to social media to welcome Batman director Matt Reeves. Yesterday news broke that Matt Reeves has officially signed on to direct DC’s solo Batman movie, unofficially titled The Batman, following Ben Affleck’s exit. Now, Affleck has responded to the announcement by welcoming the director to the Batcave: […]

The post Ben Affleck Welcomes Batman Director Matt Reeves appeared first on Fortress of Solitude. »

- Edward Nigma

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Official: Matt Reeves will definitely direct and produce The Batman

7 hours ago | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Filmmaker Matt Reeves has been confirmed to direct The Batman for Warner Bros. and DC, as we reported a couple of weeks ago. What is interesting, is that in the official press release, which we’ve included below, is that Ben Affleck is not mentioned once, despite the fact that he co-wrote the film with Geoff Johns, and plays the title character.

Warner Bros. Pictures announced yesterday 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 »

- Paul Heath

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Why Matt Reeves Is a Better Fit to Direct ‘The Batman’ Than Affleck (Commentary)

10 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Warner Bros. found itself with a very nervous DC fanbase on Jan 30. That’s the day Ben Affleck, signed to star-in, write and direct the studio’s standalone “Batman” film, quit as director citing an inability to give his full focus in all three roles. Affleck’s decision to bail on behind-the-camera duties certainly wasn’t WB’s first DC Comics director-related setback. “The Flash” stand-alone film for instance is currently on hold and being rewritten after not one, but two directors quit. But the departure of Affleck, an oscar-winning director with a long and fruitful relationship with WB, seemed like a bad sign. »

- Phil Owen and Umberto Gonzalez

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Matt Reeves Signed to Direct and Produce The Batman Starring Ben Affleck

10 hours ago | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Holy Batnews!

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.

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.

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- Tom Stockman

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Breaking: Matt Reeves Officially Signs On As Director Of The Batman, No Mention Of Ben Affleck? [Updated]

11 hours ago | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Update: Since this story was originally posted, Ben Affleck has taken to Twitter to welcome Matt Reeves to the Batcave. DC Entertainment president Geoff Johns also piggybacked on Affleck's sentiment.

Welcome to the Batcave, @MattReevesLA pic.twitter.com/JsB4sGGux2

Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) February 24, 2017

I echo that @mattreevesLA ! https://t.co/mIlDb8ZGzY

Geoff Johns (@geoffjohns) February 24, 2017

Obviously, this addresses the question posed at the tail end of this original article, though we still wonder if the upcoming Nightwing flick is indicative of Affleck planning his exit. We'll have to wait and see.

Original Story:

The DC Extended Universe has certainly been one hell of a rollercoaster ride, and The Batman has been especially tumultuous series of developments. First Affleck played coy about his involvement as director, and even he was officially revealed, he didn’t talk much about it. Late last year, he seemed to go off the »

- Joseph Medina

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‘Nightwing’ Movie in Development at Warner Bros; Chris McKay Tapped to Direct

11 hours ago | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

The DC Films team has been busy of late. Earlier today news broke that Matt Reeves is on board to direct The Batman, and now word is out that a Nightwing movie is in the works and a director is already attached.

Per The Hollywood Reporter who first broke the story, Warner Bros. is working on a Nightwing movie starring the character of Dick Grayson aka Nightwing, a Gotham City crime fighter who once suited up as Robin alongside Batman.

The Lego Batman Movie director Chris McKay is already in talks to helm the project while Bill Dubuque (The Accountant) works on the script.

Ironically McKay just briefly directed Nightwing in The Lego Batman Movie during a brief cameo in the third act. The character of Dick Grayson was central to the film's plot making McKay a natural fit to jump from animation to live-action within the Batman-verse.

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‘The Batman’ Director Officially Announced as Matt Reeves

12 hours ago | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Warner Bros. Pictures officially announced that The Batman director will be none other than Matt Reeves, the man whose name has dominated rumors of late. Reeves will also serve as a producer on the film.

The past two weeks have seen a lot of uncertainty surrounding this high profile DC Films project. It started when Ben Affleck dropped out of the director's position citing a need to concentrate solely on the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman.

Shortly thereafter trades reported that Warner Bros. had a short list of replacements and Matt Reeves was their top choice. Talks were underway and presumably a quick offer had been made.

A few days later Reeves reportedly backed away from those talks, though those rumors were never confirmed. More than likely discussions continued behind-the-scenes until an official agreement was reached.

“I have loved the Batman story since I was a child. He is such an iconic and compelling character, »

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Ben Affleck Breaks His Silence On The Batman

12 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

If you’re a Batfan, then today was probably a pretty good day. It all began when Matt Reeves announced that he’d be directing The Batman after all, despite walking away from it last week. Warner Bros. then followed that up with both the reveal of a Nightwing movie, and confirmation that Ben Affleck remained on board to star as the Caped Crusader for the character’s next outing.

Now, to make things even more clear, the actor has broken the silence himself via social media, welcoming Reeves to the project by Tweeting out the message below.

Welcome to the Batcave, @MattReevesLA pic.twitter.com/JsB4sGGux2

Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) February 24, 2017

If that doesn’t put to bed any rumors of Affleck departing The Batman, then we don’t know what will. Granted, this doesn’t mean that he won’t vacate the role after he’s done with Reeves’ film, »

- Mark Cassidy

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The Batman Has a New Director and Nightwing a Movie of His Own

12 hours ago | Filmonic.com | See recent Filmonic news »

After weeks of back and forth Warner Bros. finally signed Dawn of the Planet of the ApesMatt Reeves to helm The Batman. Oh and Nightwing might be getting a standalone movie in the Dceu. As Ben Affleck stepped down from the director chair of The Batman, Matt Reeves immediately became the top contender to take […]

Read The Batman Has a New Director and Nightwing a Movie of His Own on Filmonic.

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- Alex

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'The Batman' Is Back On With 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Director Matt Reeves, But Will Affleck Return?

13 hours ago | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Hollywood is full of ups and downs. Movies have tons of different pieces in constant motion, and so often news that's true in the morning may not even be true by lunchtime. There's no better recent example of this than news on who is directing The Batman. So let's recap the timeline. January 30, 2017 - News breaks that Ben Affleck has officially stepped away from directing The Batman. A shortlist for new directors includes Matt Ross (Captain Fantastic) and Matt Reeves (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes). February 10, 2017 - Matt Reeves is reported to be negotating a contract to direct The Batman. February 17, 2017 - Negotations stall with Reeves after some kind of undisclosed breakdown with Warner Bros. February 23, 2017 - Warner Bros. announces Matt Reeves will...

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- Peter Hall

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‘Nightwing’ Next Up To Bat As Warner Bros DC Pic

14 hours ago | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

The Lego Batman Movie director Chris McKay is in negotiations to helm what would be a live-action film based on Nightwing, a part of the Batman mythology, Deadline has confirmed. Bill Debuque, who penned the screenplay for the Ben Affleck starrer The Accountant, is writing the screenplay. Affleck, of course, plays Batman in the DC Universe movies, including in stand-alone The Batman, which he co-wrote and was to direct before exiting. Matt Reeves landed that helming job… »

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'The Batman' Officially Hires Matt Reeves as Director After Ben Affleck Steps Down

14 hours ago | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The Batman has a new director.

Matt Reeves (Planet of the Apes, Cloverfield) has signed on to helm the DC Comics movie, after the film's star, Ben Affleck, stepped down as director last month.

"We are thrilled to have Matt Reeves taking the helm of Batman, the crown jewel of our DC slate," Warner Bros. president Toby Emmerich said in a statement. "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.”

Related: Ben Affleck Will Not Direct 'The Batman' Standalone Film

“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," Reeves said in a statement. "I am incredibly honored and excited to be working with Warner Bros. to bring an epic and emotional new take on the Caped »

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Breaking: Live-Action Nightwing To Be Directed By Lego Batman's Chris Mckay

15 hours ago | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Dan Didio is turning over in his grave, or at least he would be if he was passed on to the eternal life where comic book gods go. If you do not know, he made a damn good effort to kill Nightwing quite awhile ago, and he was a huge part of DC Comics, and is the co-producer of DC Comics now. Well, whether he likes it or not, it sounds like we'll be seeing more Nightwing.

We have just learned that the Lego Batman director Chris McKay will be helming a live action Nightwing movie.

I think we all have a bit of a Ben Affleck, Batman, headache right now, so my endorphins are flowing with this news. But What has McKay done with Robin/Nightwing so far?

In Lego Batman, Robin (Dick Grayson, Nightwing) was voiced by Michael Cera, and while McKay's Batman & Robin may have been one »

- Drew Carlton

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Batman Spinoff ‘Nightwing’ in the Works With ‘Lego Batman’ Director

16 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Warner Bros. is developing a live-action “Nightwing” movie, based on the DC character, with “The Lego Batman Movie” director Chris McKay in negotiations to helm.

The Nightwing character first appeared in a 1963 DC comic book as an alias used by Superman in stories set in Kandor, a Kryptonian city that was preserved in a bottle. Nightwing was later re-imagined as a vigilante character, taken on by Dick Grayson when he left behind his Robin identity. Michael Cera voiced the Dick Grayson/Robin role in “Lego Batman.”

Bill Dubuque, who wrote “The Accountant,” is writing the “Nightwing” script. The project is part of Warner Bros.’ DC Extended Universe, which launched with 2013’s “Man of Steel,” followed by last year’s “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Suicide Squad.” Upcoming films that have been dated include “Wonder Woman,” starring Gal Gadot and opening June 2; “Justice League,” opening Nov. 17; and “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa and opening Oct. »

- Dave McNary

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Nightwing Is The Next Hero to Join the Dceu; Director In Talks

17 hours ago | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Warner Bros. and DC are planning yet another superhero solo film to join their Dceu, the fan-favorite Nightwing.  Come inside for more information on who may even be directing the flick.

An exclusive report from THR, revealed two major surprises for the DC Extended Universe. First, that Warner Bros. and DC are planning a Nightwing movie. 2. They're currently in talks with Lego Batman Movie Director Chris McKay to helm the newest superhero film and The Accountant's Bill Dubuque is penning the script.

Nightwing, a.k.a. Dick Grayson/a.k.a. Og Robin, has had a storied history.  Since shedding the moniker of Robin, Nightwing's solo career saw him lead the Teen Titans, as well as the members of the popular animated series Young Justice.  He's had his own comic series and appeared in several animated features, growing his popularity with fans.  However, one thing has always alluded this character. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Matt Malliaros)

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Matt Reeves Will Direct "The Batman"

17 hours ago | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Following actor Ben Affleck opting out as director of Warners "The Batman", the studio has now officially signed Matt Reeves ("Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes") to direct the developing stand-alone "Batman" feature:

"There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions," said Affleck, still committed to starring in "The Batman", after playing 'Bruce Wayne' in "Batman vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice" and the upcoming "Justice League".

"Performing this role demands focus, passion, and the very best performance I can give...I am still in this, and we are making it...I remain extremely committed to this project, and look forward to bringing this to life for fans around the world.

"...with Batman, I keep on getting, ‘Where’s the fucking Batman?!' 

"We're on the right track with that and everything is coming together...

"I respect all of the movies. Christopher Nolan did an incredible job, »

- Michael Stevens

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Matt Reeves officially directing The Batman as Warner Bros. eyes Nightwing solo movie

17 hours ago | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Josh Wilding

Matt Reeves recently dropped out of directing The Batman, but Warner Bros. has dropped a press release today stating that the War for the Planet of the Apes helmer will indeed take charge of the highly anticipated movie.

He’ll also serve as a producer, but the press release makes no mention of Ben Affleck. Despite that, numerous sites have since said that he remains attached to star as Ben Affleck/Batman. Then again, he said he’d be directing the movie on TV two weeks before deciding not to, so his role here seemingly remains up in the air.

“I have loved the Batman story since I was a child,” Reeves said today. “He is such an iconic and compelling character, and one that resonates with me deeply. I am incredibly honoured and excited to be working with Warner Bros. to bring an epic and emotional »

- Josh Wilding

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