Batman Director Matt Reeves Starts the Script From Scratch
Matt Reeves, director of the upcoming ‘Batman,’ just revealed that he will be taking a sharp turn with the script. Reeves told MTV’s “Happy Sad Confused” podcast that he’s “excited” to be starting from square one for ‘The Batman.’ He also took out the script that former director Ben Affleck previously wrote.
Affleck wrote some of the script while he was directing, however, Reeves said it will not be used for the new movie. Instead, Reeves plans to start from scratch with the project and created a completely new story. On the podcast, he was asked if he would use any of Affleck’s script. He responded, “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.”
In January, Affleck stepped down from his role as director, so that he could full-heartedly focus on his role as the Dark Knight. While he was director, he wrote the now obsolete script with co-writers Chris Terrio and Geoff Johns. Even though Affleck’s script is officially scrapped, he will still play the Dark Knight for the upcoming film.
Though Reeves didn’t confess exactly which direction the film would go, he did suggest that he wanted the upcoming film to be extra dark. He even said he wanted a “noir” take of the Batman script this time around.
You can listen to the full podcast for yourself here to see where Reeves is coming from by starting the script from scratch. His comments start at the 30-minute mark of the podcast.
Reeves’ latest movie, “War for the Planet of the Apes,” comes out this weekend. Make sure to check out this action packed film as it is expected to be a hit at the box office. Also, it will definitely get you excited for Reeves’ new and improved story of ‘The Batman.’