‘The Batman’ Finds New Director in Matt Reeves
So after many rumors and much confusion, it seems that Matt Reeves, director of the upcoming 'War for the Planet of the Apes' is going to be The Batman's new director. Matt was reportedly WB's first choice to helm the project, and it seems the studio will get their wish after all. According to Variety, no deal has officially been made yet, but Reeves has already committed to the project.
It's worth noting that according to a previous report by Variety, the script for the movie has already been finalized, after a rewrite by Chris Terrio, and that the rumors about the script getting another complete rewrite were false.
"Reeves is currently in post production on “War for the Planet of the Apes,” which bows this July, but should have no trouble seguing into “The Batman” prep. The question now is when the film will start production. Filming was initially set to begin in May, but was already expected to be pushed back to give Affleck a break following a busy 2016 that included shoots and press tours for “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” “The Accountant,” and “Live by Night.” However, given how quickly the studio found a new director, a shoot should still come by the end of 2017."