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‘The Batman’ Script Getting Complete Overhaul; Won’t Start Shooting Until 2018
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The Batman has been in a production stall ever since the title was announced. Despite having then-director Ben Affleck and Geoff Johns writing the script with Chris Terrio doing the rewrites, and Affleck bowing out as director only to have Matt Reeves take his place, the film has yet to shoot a single scene. While the box office speaks for itself, critics have not been kind to the DCEU films, and things can only get worse with more behind-the-scenes troubles affecting the overall morale.

Now, it is being confirmed that Reeves’ current obligation to War for the Planet of the Apes is forcing the production of The Batman to be pushed back. Also, the script is being rewritten from scratch. More on the story below.

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Scratch That, Matt Reeves Will Direct ‘The Batman’ After All
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Ben Affleck as Batman in Justice League

It seems like we’ve been going through a carousel of yes and no’s when it comes to whether or not Matt Reeves will direct The Batman. Following word that talks broke down last weekend, now there is official confirmation that Reeves will helm the film after title star Ben Affleck felt he was not up to the task. More on the story below.

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Matt Reeves No Longer In Consideration To Direct ‘The Batman’
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Things aren’t looking too good for the DCEU. In just the past few weeks, Ben Affleck took himself out as director of The Batman. The film reportedly went through a script overhaul – despite contrary reports that the studio was happy with Chris Terrio‘s rewrites to Affleck and Geoff Johns’ script. Then there was the rumor that Affleck did not want to play Batman anymore. And now, after Matt Reeves entered talks with the hopes that he would direct, word is coming out that talks have broken down and he is no longer in consideration. More on the story below.

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Rumor: Ben Affleck Doesn’t Want To Be The Batman Anymore
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Ben Affleck as Batman

Before we get into this, let’s just start by saying that this is just a rumor.

There is no confirmation yet. But there is a rumor, and I emphasize the word rumor, that Ben Affleck doesn’t want to be Batman anymore. The actor has played the Dark Knight twice already, with his third being in the upcoming Justice League. He was poised to direct the hero’s standalone feature The Batman with a script he had written with Geoff Johns. However, he suddenly dropped out, forcing Warner Bros. to enter talks with Matt Reeves to take his place. More on the story below.

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WB and Ben Affleck Reportedly Happy With New ‘The Batman’ Script
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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

There’s going to be a day where the sun will always shine on the DCEU. But today is not that day. The Batman is the latest film to be plagued by production problems. It was hit early on with a rumor from Bret Easton Ellis – which he backtracked later on – that WB did not like the script. Then Ben Affleck dropped out as director, after spending weeks seesawing his commitment. But now it has circled back to script issues. Affleck and Geoff Johns had worked on a script before it was handed off to Chris Terrio (Argo). Last week’s news that the studio would like to start the film with a fresh script was worrisome.

Now, Justin Kroll of Variety is offering a different perspective. According to him, WB thinks the script is fine. More on the story below.

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Matt Reeves Officially In Talks To Direct ‘The Batman’
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Matt Reeves might direct The Batman

Shortly after Ben Affleck dropped out as director of The Batman, War for the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves became one of the frontrunners to direct the film. Now a new report confirms Reeves that is in talks to direct the film. We are also learning who else was in the running to direct. Check out the full story below.

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‘The Batman’ Could Be Getting A Brand New Script
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In the weeks following Ben Affleck‘s exit as director of The Batman, Warner Bros. has been scrambling to find a replacement. This is the fourth director that has left a DCEU project. Last we heard, Argo writer Chris Terrio, who also did the rewrites for Batman v Superman and worked on the script to Justice League, took a pass on the script that was penned by Affleck and Geoff Johns.

Though Affleck waffled, he has said that he wouldn’t commit to directing unless the script was up to his expectations. Now that he’s out, WB may have to start with a clean slate. More on the story below.

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‘Argo’ Writer Chris Terrio Penned A Draft For Ben Affleck’s ‘The Batman’
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Chris Terrio Wrote A Draft For Ben Affleck's Batman

It’s very typical to see more details to major developments like Ben Affleck taking himself out as the director of The Batman (rumored title). The film suffered a major setback this week, which now forces Warner Bros. to look for another director. This is the fourth time they have to do so in the past two years. The first was for Wonder Woman, while The Flash lost two directors in one year, and this year Affleck took his name out. But for all of its problems, WB remains adamant that they can make the DC Extended Universe just as entertaining as the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Still, one has to wonder what happened to make Affleck walk away from directing a superhero film. We will probably hear more about it in the coming weeks or maybe later, but now comes word that Chris Terrio had his hands on the script to The Batman. More on the story below.

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‘The Batman’: Matt Reeves and Matt Ross On The Shortlist To Direct
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SDCC 2013: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes panel: director Matt Reeves

When it was announced that Ben Affleck would not be directing the next standalone Batman film, rumored to be titled The Batman, didn’t come as a big surprise. Development has been slow, and Affleck has been more-or-less committed to the job. The departure meant that the studio would be forced to look for possible directors to take the helm.

Now War for the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves and Captain Fantastic director Matt Ross are possible candidates to direct the film. More on the story below.

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Ben Affleck Will No Longer Direct Standalone Batman Film
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Ben Affleck as Batman

Ben Affleck, who first starred as Batman as a part of the DCEU in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, and will be in the upcoming Justice League, will no longer be directing the standalone Batman film. The news comes months after the studio first hinted during this summer’s San Diego Comic-Con that the actor would get behind the camera of his own superhero film. That was followed by countless Affleck dodging questions during his junkets for The Accountant and Live By Night. Just a few weeks ago, the actor insisted that he was going to direct the film.

But now comes word that he “cannot do both jobs to the level they require.” His and Warner Bros. statement is below.

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