The Batman Has Finally Found Its Director

But no news on Ben Affleck yet.

We talked about before that Ben Affleck has left the director role for the upcoming The Batman project, but now Warner Bros. has finally found a new director Matt Reeves, who will also be directing the upcoming War for the Planet of the Apes.

I have loved the Batman story since I was a child,” Reeves said in a statement.  “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.

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

The Batman doesn’t have a release date yet.  Also, Warner Bros. has announced Nightwing solo film as well.