Some recent rumors have suggested that Matt Reeves is leaving The Batman, but an inside source claims that the director is still on board and working hard on finishing the script. The rumor began to circulate after someone reported that something big is happening at Warner Bros. and DC Films, insinuating that fans would not be happy when the news dropped. This led to widespread speculation that Matt Reeves is leaving The Batman, since it's had such a difficult time getting off of the ground over the course of the last year.
Matt Reeves recently signed a big deal with Netflix, which led many to believe that an announcement form DC Films and Warner Bros. was imminent announcing the director's exit from The Batman. However, that is not the case, according to an inside source who claims that the rumor is not true, and that Reeves is currently writing the script. The source said, ""Not true. He is writing away." While this is all well and good, the news is coming from an anonymous source, so it's best to take the report with a grain of salt.
Matt Reeves recently revealed that The Batman with be a part of the DCEU and not a part of the new banner that DC Films and Warner Bros. are working on, starting with the standalone Joker origin movie that's currently being developed. However, there is no concrete answer about whether or not Ben Affleck will be returning as the Caped Crusader after a very bumpy start to the project. Affleck was first attached to write, direct, and star in The Batman, which is a lot to take on. Affleck has slowly started to distance himself from the movie since it was announced that he was no longer going to direct or write.
In a recent Twitter exchange, Matt Reeves was asked if the director was currently writing The Batman and even asked about a possible villain. Reeves confirmed that he was still writing the movie but decided not to reveal any villain ideas to the fan on social media. The twitter exchange in question occurred in the middle of February but went largely unnoticed in the media, leaving many to speculate that Matt Reeves had left The Batman.
If this new source is to be believed, Matt Reeves isn't going anywhere and he's hard at work on the script. This should give fans some hope that there's a light at the end of this tunnel and a new Batman movie will be released sometime in the near future. Reeves has previously said that he did away with Ben Affleck's script and was starting from scratch, latter announcing that he had the outline for the story complete and was ready to start the writing process. This report about Matt Reeves not leaving The Batman originally appeared over at The Wrap.
Thank you! And: yes! And: um, no, I can’t, sorry...— Matt Reeves (@mattreevesLA) February 14, 2018