I didn’t think it was possible to run this many directors out of the running for a superhero film, but Warner Brothers has managed to break that record with ease. Clearly the studio is going at a pace that doesn’t allow it’s directors to take appropriate amounts of time to just make the project they want to make. With a report from The Hollywood Reporter, Matt Reeves has and the studio have stalled discussions for him to come on as director of The Batman.
Reeves is still in vigorous post-production for his much anticipated sequel to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and claimed that he would bring his own spin to the Batman film if signed on.
The studio has been trying to court some of the biggest names in Hollywood for their films as proven with them courting Mel Gibson for Suicide Squad and having Ridley Scott (The Martian, Alien Covenant) along with Fede Alverez (Don’t Breathe) in the wings to hopefully sign on for The Batman. For now, it’s still possible that Reeves could come back into negotiations with the studio once both parties can take a breath and attack the film like they need too.
DC and Warner Bros. may officially be fast tracking their films to a point that it’s more panic than it is a cohesive plan for the future of DC films. The Batman doesn’t come out for another two years, but the fact there is not a script anyone can agree on nor a director to bring it to life only adds to the constant concern.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter