Today happens to be a good day for fans of Batman as not only is it learned a live-action Nightwing movie is in development, but Warner Bros. has come to terms with Matt Reeves, which will see Matt Reeves direct and produce the Batman movie.
WB released the following official press release announcing the news.
It was previously reported that talks had broken down between Matt Reeves and WB over the Batman movie, but apparently heads have cooled down. Matt Reeves joins the Batman movie following Ben Affleck having departed from directing.
Matt Reeves also has War for the Planet of the Apes coming out July 14th.
MATT REEVES TO DIRECT AND PRODUCE "THE BATMAN"
(February 23, 2017 – Burbank, CA) – 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.
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 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.”
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.