After weeks of back and forth Warner Bros. finally signed Dawn of the Planet of the Apes‘ Matt Reeves to helm The Batman. Oh and Nightwing might be getting a standalone movie in the DCEU.
As Ben Affleck stepped down from the director chair of The Batman, Matt Reeves immediately became the top contender to take his place. At some point it looked like things wouldn’t work out (money), but now it’s finally official, Matt Reeves is set to direct The Batman. Well, as official as you can expect from Warner. Looking at their track record with filmmakers and their DCEU, I’ll believe them when cameras start rolling and Reeves is giving directions to a capped Ben Affleck. And if they do get to that point, I believe Matt Reeves is someone who could turn in a great Batman movie.
And on to the other thing, according to The Hollywood Reporter The LEGO Batman Movie director Chris McKay is in talks with the studio to helm a live-action film based on Nightwing, Dick Grayson, the original Robin. Bill Dubuque is apparently writing the screenplay for that film, which is still very early. This is one of over a dozen DC Extended Universe projects in development at various stages at Warner, including Wonder Woman (out June 2nd), Justice League (November 17th), Gotham City Sirens, The Batman, Aquaman, another Justice League film, Flash, Cyborg, Shazam, Dark Universe (Justice League Dark), a Suicide Squad sequel, Green Lantern Corps, a Man of Steel sequel, Black Adam and more.