In two of the shortest statements on social media, DC Films received a stabilizing tour de force for The Batman.
The on-again, off-again -- and now officially signed -- Matt Reeves was welcomed as the producer-director for the project by the star and writer of the film, Ben Affleck. Affleck was extending his olive branch in an attempt to squash the rumors of animosity regarding Reeves taking over The Batman as director. The star posted a picture from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and simply wrote, "Welcome to the Batcave, Matt Reeves."
Equally brief, Reeves responded on Twitter with his one-sentence thank you.
Ha! Thanks so much, man. So excited. https://t.co/h5hTJ2lwj3— Matt Reeves (@mattreevesLA) February 24, 2017
The brevity of the exchange was the equivalent to a nod in passing cars but carried the weight of a bulldozer for the DC fanbase, which now has the time to exhale knowing that Affleck, Johns, and Reeves are walking in-step towards the production of the film.
According to Kofi Outlaw, the ComicBook.com Senior Editor of Original Voice, having Reeves heading the project is ideal.
"He has really earned his directorial marks for making lavishly dark genre films (Cloverfield, Let Me In, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), which each have mystery/thriller elements, grounded in personal drama," Outlaw said. "That's pretty much the resume you want for the director of a Batman movie."
The bonus for is that with Reeves the project will not be signing just a director but a true, all-around creative visionary filmmaker. He's also been a screenwriter (including on his own films), adding to the depth at which he can contribute.
The Batman is currently in pre-production and no release date has been set. Ben Affleck will next appear as Batman in Justice League later this year.
So, what do you think? Are you a fan of the Affleck & Reeves combination? If you are excited for The Batman, then let us now with our Anticipation Rankings below! The film is currently No. 5 on our site with a 4.19-of-5 Rating.
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