Matt Reeves steps in to direct 'The Batman'

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Los Angeles (USA), Feb. 24 (ANI): Batman fans, rejoice! Looks like the caped crusader has finally got his director. Director Matt Reeves has finally closed the deal with Warner Bros., to direct and produce the upcoming DC film 'The Batman,' reports The Hollywood Reporter. "We are thrilled to have Matt Reeves taking the helm of Batman, the crown jewel of our DC slate. Matt's deep roots in genre films and his evolution into an emotional world-building director make him the perfect filmmaker to guide the Dark Knight through this next journey," said Toby Emmerich, President and Chief Content Officer, Warner Bros. Pictures Group. The announcement comes one week after discussions with the director broke down, though sources said at the time that talks could resume at a later date. Reeves, also known for directing 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,' said he has loved the caped crusader since his childhood days and feels honoured to bring an epic and emotional new take on the Dark Knight, to the big screen. Ben Affleck, who is set to reprise his role as Batman, earlier stepped down as the director of the project stating that he cannot do both jobs, to star and direct, to the level they require. On a related note, Matt Reeves has 'War for the Planet of the Apes' out July 14, which stars Andy Serkis, Judy Greer and Woody Harrelson. (ANI)