It sounds like that script Ben Affleck wrote for The Batman won’t be making the final cut.
The Wrap reports that The Batman director Matt Reeves is currently working on his own take for the upcoming superhero flick instead of working off of Affleck and his Argo writing partner, Geoff Johns’ original story idea.
Reeves, who was recently a guest on MTV’s Happy Sad Confused podcast, revealed during his episode that he had decided to shelve Affleck and Johns’ original script. Instead, Reeves, who also confirmed that development on the film is officially in full swing, revealed that he’s already started working on his own screenplay.
“It’s a new story. It’s just starting again. I’m excited about it. I think it’s going to be really cool,” said Reeves.
Though not much is known about the upcoming project, Reeves recently hinted about what fans can expect when the film makes its grand debut.
Speaking to New Trailer Buzz, the War for the Planet of the Apes director revealed The Batman could have a noir-film feel to it.
“In all of my films, what I try to do in an almost Hitchcockian sense, is use the camera and use the storytelling so that you become that character, and you emphasize with that point of view,” explained Reeves according to Collider “There’s a chance to do an almost noir-driven, detective version of Batman that is point-of-view driven in a very, very powerful way, that hopefully is going to connect you to what’s going on inside of his head and inside of his heart.”
It definitely sounds as though Matt Reeves has a pretty good idea as to where he’s looking to take the Batman franchise from here and we’re looking forward to seeing how that transpires on the big screen.
The Batman, which currently has no release date, is set to star Ben Affleck, Joe Manganiello, J.K. Simmons, and Jeremy Irons.