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'The Batman' Confirms a Director, 'Nightwing' Movie in the Works

Matt Reeves has been confirmed as the director of the upcoming movie The Batman, a standalone film about the superhero starring Ben Affleck.

The actor was originally going to direct himself in the film, but he dropped out of the position after his schedule got too packed. Matt previously directed Cloverfield, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and he is in post-production right now on War for the Planet of the Apes.

“I have loved the Batman story since I was a child. He is such an iconic and compelling character, and one that resonates with me deeply. I am incredibly honored and excited to be working with Warner Bros. to bring an epic and emotional new take on the Caped Crusader to the big screen,” Matt said in a statement (via Deadline).

In other Batman news, Warner Bros. is currently planning a standalone movie for the character Nightwing, who is known for being the original Robin in the Batman comics.

Chris McKay, who just helmed The Lego Batman Movie, is in talks to direct the film, according to THR.

Matt Reeves No Longer In Talks to Direct 'The Batman'

Matt Reeves is no longer in the running to direct the upcoming The Batman film, according to THR.

The 50-year-old director was reportedly in early talks to direct the flick after Ben Affleck stepped down from the position.

A studio source confirmed that negotiations have broken down and Matt has exited the talks, just a week after they began.

Matt is currently deep in post-production on Planet of the Apes sequel, War for the Planet of the Apes.

Before negotiations began, directors Ridley Scott and Fede Alvarez were rumored to be contenders for the coveted spot.

'Batman' Movie Finds New Director in Matt Reeves After Ben Affleck Steps Down

The Batman has found a new director after Ben Affleck stepped down from the role to focus on acting in the film.

Filmmaker Matt Reeves is in early talks to direct the project, according to THR.

Matt has previously directed massive hits like The Planet of the Apes films and the J.J. Abrams produced Cloverfield.

While Matt reportedly met with the studio on Friday (February 10), other directors in the running include Ridley Scott and Fede Alvarez.

Ben officially stepped down from his role as director last week in order to focus on giving the best performance possible as an actor in the film.

Fox Is Hyping Up New Movies Like 'Alien: Covenant' & 'Logan'!

Fox has some exciting movies on its slate and the studio presented its upcoming films during an event on Thursday (December 8) in New York City.

Katherine Waterston, the star of Alien: Covenant, was on hand to talk about her movie while James Mangold, the director of the upcoming Wolverine movie Logan, chatted about the highly anticipated addition to the franchise.

War of the Planet of the Apes‘ star Steve Zahn and director Matt Reeves gave a presentation on their film and A Cure for Wellness actor Dane DeHaan and director Gore Verbinski were at the event as well.

Hidden Figures stars Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, and Kevin Costner were spotted attending the after party. See pics in the gallery!

FYI: Katherine is wearing a Nehera black structured cotton metal blend top and skirt.

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Keri Russell & Jason Clarke: 'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes' at Comic-Con!

Keri Russell shows off her toned long legs while attending the press line for her upcoming flick Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes during the 2013 Comic-Con at Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel on Saturday (July 20) in San Diego, Calif.

The 37-year-old actress was joined by her co-stars Jason Clarke, Andy Serkis, and director Matt Reeves.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Keri Russell

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes centers on “a group of scientists in San Francisco who struggle to stay alive in the aftermath of a plague that is wiping out humanity, while Caesar tries to maintain dominance over his community of intelligent apes.”

Mark your calendars, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes hits theaters on July 18, 2014!

Check out the newly released viral video to promote the film below!


Keri Russell – ‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’ Viral Video

15+ pictures inside of Keri Russell and Jason Clarke attending Comic-Con…More Here! »

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