It’s no secret that DC has had its fair share of hardships since they began their campaign to create a cinematic universe of their own. However, today’s news out of the DC/Warner Bros. camp could be a positive one.
War and Dawn of Planet of the Apes Director Matt Reeves is in early talks to fill the currently vacant director’s seat for the solo Batman flick. A seat that is still warm after Ben Affleck demoted himself, last week, saying:
“Performing this role demands focus, passion and the very best performance I can give, It has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require. Together with the studio, I have decided to find a partner in a director who will collaborate with me on this massive film.”
The move to hire Reeves, just mere days after Affleck stepping down, shows that DC/WB are motivated to get this movie/franchise back on track. Nabbing a hot talent like Reeves would be a boon for DC and would no doubt get the DC flagship character back in fighting shape. The reason for this confidence stems from his resume that includes the aforementioned Planet of the Apes franchise, Cloverfield, Let Me In, and more importantly 2002’s hit show Felicity.
While the cause for excitement is legitimate, there are still sources saying that DC is looking to overhaul the script for not only Batman, but Flash too. If that’s the case, the movie will likely be prolonged and won’t be ready for their initial unannounced date.
As more news floods out of DC, we’ll have it here on Cinelinx!