Batman used to be the coolest bitch on the block, with the cape and the batarangs and only the most interesting psychotics with the most eclectic dress sense trying to kill him. That was then. This is now. He’s allegedly down to only 40 followers on Instagram (most of which are instaspam), Commissioner James Gordon is totally screening his calls, and NO ONE wants to direct his next movie.
Now Dawn of the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves has also decided to pull out of directing The Batman movie, faster than the Batman pulls out of Catwoman.
The Hollywood Reporter informs us that “negotiations have broken down.”
A week after entering negotiations to direct The Batman, Matt Reeves has exited the talks, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
A studio source confirms that negotiations have broken down. The possibility, however, exists that talks could resume when heads cool. The studio is intent on making the movie no matter what, as the Batman franchise has proven to be bigger than one person.
Matt was chosen to replace Ben “Unfortunate Back Tattoo“ Affleck. Ben quit the gig, supposedly to focus on writing, producing and acting in the movie. But there’s already been word that he’s quietly trying to board the first train out of Gotham City, because he also wants to quit that bitch, er, Bat. THR says that other directors that were considered to helm this bat-sadness included Ridley Scott and Fede Alvarez.
The Batman isn’t the only scheduled flick in the “DC Extended Universe” that is looking dire. The Flash standalone movie, starring Ezra Miller, has also gone through multiple directors.
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