The rollercoaster ride that’s come to be know as the Solo Batman movie is still rolling, as it seems the film has finally found it’s director. Previously reported as out of the running, cooler heads indeed seem to have prevailed, as Matt Reeves will sit in the directors chair.
Warner Bros. made Reeves the initial offer two weeks ago, after Ben Affleck stepped down to focus on starring in the film. While it was thought the american filmmaker was on the outs, he officially signed the deal Thursday morning.
“I have loved the Batman story since I was a child,” Reeves said. “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.”
The decision obviously comes a surprise, but sources have stressed that the studio wanted to make choosing a director a priority so that pre-production would be able to move forward.
Reeves is best known for his work directing both Cloverfield and will direct the upcoming third installment in the Planet of the Apes serires, War for the Planet of the Apes. While this will be the directors first comic book adaptation, if his previous works are any indication, the solo Batman movie should be in capable hands.
He will take over producing and directing of the film when it begins production this spring. While the release date is yet to be announced, the studio can now focus on the important part, making the movie.
Their is no doubt that while their is a officially a director, this is not the last we will hear in regards to the production of the upcoming Batman film, as the film has already faced a multitude of different issues outside of simply directing. Be sure to check back to the site in order to stay up to date on the solo Batman film and all your Nerdy News.