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Matt Reeves confirms ‘The Batman’ is starting over from scratch

While Reeves couldn’t say much, he did confirm his take on The Batman will move away from the script Affleck and Geoff Johns penned. “I’m really excited to explore Batman as a character that I love, and I think it’s an opportunity to do something on a very large canvas that still has resonance”.Matt Reeves has an incredibly good track record with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Cloverfield, and the very well received War for the Planet of the Apes. The film was left hanging for sometime before Matt Reeves could step in.Reeves went on to qualify that, despite signing on to helm The Batman after Ben Affleck stepped down from directing duties, he’s been otherwise focused purely on his work on War for the Planet of the Apes and there’s nothing further to report on The Batman at this stage.Reeves confirms that casting for the next Batman movie is still a ways off.The Batman now stars Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman, J.K. Simmons as Commissioner James Gordon and Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth. “No, no, no. The whole thing is just; Truly, I’ve not been doing anything other than working on Planet for the Apes”, he explained.Reeves also talked about his meeting with Warner Bros. about The Batman.In March there was a rumor that said The Batman script would be starting over from scratch, and now we have confirmation from director Matt Reeves. However, after Reeves learned the project’s nature, he said he found some time to meet with the studio.”So I have discovered that using genre is a chance to do something that can be different and personal and relevant under the guise of these giant myths”, he says.