Warner Brothers just can’t get their potentially most lucrative DCEU film together as it seems like ‘The Batman‘ is going to have an entirely new creative team hired soon. Once Ben Affleck stepped out of the director’s chair the film which already didn’t have a release date seemed to be pushed back from both script issues and having to find someone else to direct it. We know that Chris Terrio was taking a shot at rewriting the script but it seems like it may have been a waste of time as Forbes is reporting:
…the project will undergo substantial changes and possible/probably another full rewrite. Warner Bros. is already speaking to several filmmakers about taking over in the director’s chair — including one of my personal longtime favorites to direct a Batman movie, Matt Reeves, who seems to be the frontrunner — and word is the project will essentially get a fresh start once a new creative team has been put together.
The news of Matt Reeves possibly directing the film isn’t new, what would be surprising is that another re-write past Terrio’s could occur. Affleck and Terrio have worked together frequently in the past so if he wasn’t able to make both the actor and studio happy, this could be bad news for The Dark Knight moving forward.
Hopefully, whatever changes are made end up bringing us a stronger movie and don’t alienate Affleck into finding a way to leave the production altogether.
What are your thoughts on the ongoing delays to ‘The Batman’ getting made? Is Warner Brothers ruining their chances for another solid Batman movie or will the wait be worth it? Share your thoughts below!
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