Who's Going To Direct Ben Affleck's 'The Batman' Movie Now?

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It appears Warner Bros. has to keep looking for a director for 'The Batman' as Matt Reeves has reportedly pulled out from the movie.

This is after Ben Affleck himself stepped out of the director's chair just a couple of weeks ago. Why are so many directors scared of this movie?

As noted by The Hollywood Reporter, Matt Reeves has exited on negotiations to direct The Batman movie starring Ben Affleck.

Their source tells them that talks to bring him on board have failed for now, although there is a small possibility he can return later down the track once things quiet down.

There was no reason given, but it looks like it's because Warner Bros. wants the movie to be done really quickly.

Reeves is still working on War of the Planet of the Apes, but Warner Bros. wants the new Batman movie to be out sooner rather than later.

It's possible they want 'The Batman" to be a success since the previous DC movies have failed to impress critics.

Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad all currently have negative ratings on Rotten Tomatoes.

Financially the movies did well, although none of them outperformed The Dark Knight or The Dark Knight Rises at the Box Office.

Many fans want George Miller to direct the movie as he was really successful with Mad Max: Fury Road.

He was also set to direct his own Justice League movie back in 2009, before that project got canned.

Some eager fans actually want Zack Snyder to direct it, but that's unlikely as he's busy working on the actual Justice League movie.

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wants The Batman to be out in 2018, but it looks unlikely that will happen with all the directors pulling out.

It will be interesting to see who finally commits to the project as it sounds like both Ben Affleck and Matt Reeves weren't eager to rush the project out the door quickly.

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