Matt Reeves Reveals Ben Affleck’s The Batman Scripted Has Been Scrapped

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War For The Planet Of The Apes director Matt Reeves, who replaced Ben Affleck earlier this year as the director for the upcoming The Batman film, has revealed that  he will be starting from scratch when it comes to the script for the project. Reeves told MTV’s “Happy Sad Confused” podcast that he’s

“excited” to be starting fresh for The Batman.”

When asked if he was using Affleck’s script, Reeves replied,

“No, it’s a new story. It’s just starting again. I’m excited about it. I think it’s going to be really cool.”

Reeves has stated that he plans on a “noir” approach  of Batman for his script, according to The Hollywood Reporter. However, It’s unclear if the new director plans of keeping Joe Manganiello in the script, who was cast as villain Deathstroke in Affleck’s story.



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