Ben Affleck’s upcoming movie, The Batman, is already dealing with some issues. So, it has been reported that Matt Reeves is not going to direct The Batman. Allegedly, he backed out of the negotiations although nothing much has been revealed on this subject.
So, Matt Reeves, who is well known as the director of the Rise of the Planet of the Apes, may not work on this project. Initially, Ben Affleck was supposed to direct the new movie, but he finally decided to step down from this role. Immediately after, rumors started to say that the movie will be directed by Matt Reeves. Well, that is not going to happen, as reports revealed that the negotiations between Reeves and Warner Bros stopped.
The Hollywood Reporter claimed that although the exact reason which led to the end of negotiations between the two parties has not been revealed, maybe there is still room for talks. Of course, Warner Bros is not going to let go of the idea of releasing this movie, so, after all, anything can happen. Well, it is important to mention at this point that Warner Bros has been dealing with a lot of challenges ever since it started working on this project.
Reportedly, the famous company will move to search for another director if a deal with Reeves cannot be reached. However, it is a pity that the parties could not reach an agreement, as it has previously been revealed that Matt was on the same page with Ben Affleck when it comes to the project and the two shared the same creative vision.
When it comes to Matt Reeves, it is safe to say that the star is quite busy. He has been working on War for the Plant of the Apes, which is set to be out in the summer. On the other hand, Ben Affleck, who will star in the movie, previously refused to take the role of a director, saying that it would be too much for him, considering the complexity of his acting role which requires a lot of passion and commitment for a great performance.