Matt Reeves To Swoop In And Save THE DARK KNIGHT?
We have a front runner for The Batman director’s chair. Ever since Ben Affleck stepped down, there has been much debate on who will step up. For a while, with the petition going around (see my last post) it looked like Zack Snyder would be the man to take charge. But a new name has crept up, Matt Reeves.
If, like me, you were oblivious to this name, don’t worry. Matt Reeves made his name as a writer and producer on such films as Under Siege 2 (1995), The Pallbearer (1996) and TV’s Felicity alongside J.J. Abrams.
If you’re not enthused by this list (don’t worry, I wasn’t either) he soon moved up to some blockbusters. He directed 2014’s Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes before producing 10 Cloverfield Lane in 2016. He is also director and co-writer of the upcoming War Of The Planet Of The Apes.
So, judging by this list, is he the right choice for Batman. I would have to say yes. He now has experience with big money cinema triumphs and with Affleck still on board as producer and co-writer, it should still have that Ben Affleck feel to it.
But how much of Ben’s original script will remain? It would have to be a fair amount. It is pretty well known that Joe Manganiello has been cast as Deathstroke and will be at least one of the villains, so this aspect will need to remain so we can see something fresh.
Like with The Force Awakens, Michael Apted wrote the script before J.J. Abrams was brought in to do a full script re-write. He did, however, credit Michael as some elements of his original script remained.
So, will Matt Reeves do the same? Here’s hoping so, as Ben is a huge Batman fan and must have had a pretty decent story to tell.