Matt Reeves steps in place of Ben Affleck to direct Batman movie?

Matt Reeves
Matt Reeves

Planet Of The Apes filmmaker Matt Reeves will apparently take Ben Affleck's place as director of the standalone Batman film after the actor stepped down a few weeks ago citing "considerable hand-wringing" as the reason behind his decision. Sources state while an official confirmation is yet to be made, Reeves has committed to helm the film.

Affleck, who co-wrote the script along with DC Films co-head Geoff Johns, remains on board to play Bruce Wayne (Batman).

The 44-year-old actor had earlier said, "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."



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