The Batman may have swiftly found its new director following Ben Affleck’s decision not to helm the film. According to Variety, Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Let Me In, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, War For The Planet Of The Apes) is in final negotiations to take over the reins on the Warners DC superhero movie.
Affleck will still star in the film and will work on the script with DC’s Geoff Johns. Variety reckons Reeves has already committed to helming The Batman, but a formal deal hasn’t yet been struck.
In The Batman, Affleck will face off against Joe Manganiello, who will play Slade Wilson, aka Deathstroke, in the film. Jeremy Irons as Alfred and JK Simmons as Commissioner Gordon are expected to appear as well.