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Matt Reeves no longer directing The Batman after talks breakdown

Ben Affleck

Story by Jack Foley

JUST days after being announced as the new director of Ben Affleck’s solo Batman movie, Matt Reeves appears to have withdrawn from the project.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Reeves has left negotiations with Warner Bros, with a source claiming that ‘negotiations have broken down’.

The report didn’t rule Reeves out of contention completely and said that talks could resume ‘when heads cool’ – but the news is being perceived as another blow to the DC Comics tent-pole.

Affleck himself was to have directed the film, as well as starring in it and writing the script. But he recently announced the decision to remove himself from the director’s chair in order to concentrate on his portrayal of Batman instead.

But news of the director difficulty has prompted some to speculate that Affleck may be seeking a way out of the project himself.

He first played the role in the critically derided Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice last year and will return for Justice League later this year. But that film, as well as Suicide Squad, have been slated by critics and have struggled to reach their full potential at the box office.

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