So, after a week of bartering (agents with pistols at dawn, maybe?) when for a while it looked like talks had broken down, Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes) has now been confirmed as the director for Ben Affleck’s The Batman project. He’s even had a promotion – he’ll be producing the film as well.
How do we know? Well, the news came from the horse’s Twitter feed…
— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) February 24, 2017
And DC’s Geoff Johns – who’ll be co-scripting the film with Affleck – weighed in…
— Geoff Johns (@geoffjohns) February 24, 2017
The film was originally scheduled to enter production this spring but with Reeves tied up with the post production on War For The Planet Of The Apes production is expected to be pushed back (DC movies scheduling is like a First Bus timetable – a hope rather than a promise).
The Batman will star Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, JK Simmons as Commissioner Gordon and True Blood’s Joe Manganiello as Deathstroke.
Meanwhile, on the subject of DC’s Batty movies, have you heard about the Nightwing movie?