Last week it was speculated that Matt Reeves could be the director for the standalone Batman movie. Turns out the rumors were right because it has since been officially confirmed that Reeves will indeed be directing the upcoming movie which was previously meant to be directed by Ben Affleck who will also be reprising his role as Batman.

According to a press release, Reeves said, “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.”

Prior to this, it was reported that Reeves was one of the favorites to direct the upcoming movie, although nothing had been locked down yet, but we guess it has all been settled already. Apart from directing, Reeves is also expected to be a producer on the film, although at the moment it is unclear as to who will be credited as the screenwriter or when filming will begin, let alone when it will be released.

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

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