Geoff Johns Welcomes Matt Reeves to The Batman
There were big Batman movie announcements yesterday: War for the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves (finally) signed on to direct and produce The Batman solo movie; meanwhile, the DC Extended Universe expanded a bit with the announcement that we're also getting a Nightwing solo movie!
Since these big Bat-movie shakeups hit the Interwebs, creative figures from all over the DCEU have been chiming in on Twitter, lending their welcome and suport of Reeves - and we can now add one of the biggest creative figures at DC to that list.
I echo that @mattreevesLA ! https://t.co/mIlDb8ZGzY— Geoff Johns (@geoffjohns) February 24, 2017
That's DC Films chief content officer and DC Comics creative head Geoff Johns, who also happens to be co-writer of The Batman. His tweet is answering a previous tweet from Ben Affleck, welcoming Matt Reeves to the project - which Reeves responded kindly to in a tweet of his own.
This latest tweet from Johns is not a big headline or development; but it is a nice symbol of solidarity - which is something the DCEU really needs right now. 2017 is such a pivotal year with the releases of Wonder Woman and Justice League; with recent directorial shakeups on both The Flash and The Batman, and rumors of Affleck wanting out, even the future of the DCEU seemed uncertain.
That's all to say: seeing plans put in place, and big films making forward progress, and all creative hands in sync, does a lot for building good PR. Especially with the fans who have kept the faith all along that things would work out. You know who you are.
The Batman is a tentative title for the DCEU Batman solo film, which is still expected to star Ben Affleck, under the direction of Matt Reeves, based on a script co-written by Geoff Johns and Ben Affleck. No release date has been set, but speculation is that production will start sometime late(r) this year.
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