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War for the Planet of the Apes’ Matt Reeves Will Put on His Directing Cape and Cowl for The Batman

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Bats seem way easier to direct than apes, especially when there’s only one of them and it’s Ben Affleck. Less than two weeks after the Live by Night actor turned off his own Directing signal, opting to focus on his starring role in The Batman rather than pull double duty as director, The Hollywood Reporter claims Matt Reeves is now in talks with Warner Bros. to step into Ben Affleck’s hard, black, rubber directing shoes. For those unfamiliar with his oeuvre, rest assured that Reeves knows how to create an appropriately dark cinematic atmosphere, as he also directed Cloverfield, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and Let Me In. Reeves also knows what it means to depict a protagonist consumed by their potentially misguided mission and driven to haunt the streets of Gotham, as he co-created Felicity.

Cloverfield’s Matt Reeves Is in Talks to Direct The Batman