War for the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves is in negotiations to direct The Batman starring Ben Affleck for Warner Bros.
Matt Reeves is in early talks to take over directing duties after Ben Affleck stepped down from the role in late January. Affleck will still star in and produce the Warner Bros. movie.
Sources tell Variety that the “Cloverfield” and “War for the Planet of the Apes” director has already committed to helming the superhero pic, although a deal isn’t done yet. Variety first reported that Reeves was high on the list of directors to replace Affleck, but, until recently, meetings were still being held with other filmmakers.
Reeves directed the 2008 monster movie, Cloverfield, which JJ Abrams produced. Reeves produced the 2016 sequel to the film, 10 Cloverfield Lane.
He also wrote and directed Let Me In, a remake of the Swedish film Let the Right One In, which was released on October 1, 2010.
Reeves directed for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and it’s sequel War for the Planet of the Apes, which is set for a release on July 14, 2017.