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Matt Reeves Will Direct The Batman

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Warner Bros. has now officially announced Matt Reeves will direct and produce The Batman.

“We are thrilled to have Matt Reeves taking the helm of Batman, the crown jewel of our DC slate,” said Toby Emmerich, President and Chief Content Officer, Warner Bros. Pictures Group. “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.”

Reeves added, “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.”

In The Batman, Ben Affleck will face off as the title hero against Joe Manganiello, who will play Slade Wilson, aka Deathstroke, in the film. Additional appearances by Jeremy Irons as Alfred and J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon are expected to happen as well.

An official release date for The Batman, written by Affleck and Geoff Johns, hasn’t been set. Affleck will next appear as Batman in Justice League, opening in theaters on November 17.

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Ben Affleck Is Directing The Batman

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At The Warner Bros panel at CinemaCon CEO Kevin Tsujihara shared that Ben Affleck is directing The Batman, the upcoming Batman solo film.

Tsujihara offered few details about the movie, mentioning it only as he ticked off the 10 DC Comics movies Warner plans to release over the next five years. He also touted the massive $166.1 million opening weekend for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice , the first movie to feature Affleck as the Caped Crusader.

“It set up a great foundation for our DC slate, which includes at least 10 movies through 2020,” Tsujihara said of the film. “I’m also excited to know that we will be working with Ben Affleck on a stand-alone Batman movie.”

It’s likely that The Batman is one of the unnamed DC films scheduled for 2018.

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