Matt Reeves has confirmed he has scrapped Ben Affleck’s script for the upcoming solo Batman film.
Ben Affleck, who will play the titular role in the film, had previously written the script alongside Chris Terrio and Geoff Johns.
Speaking to MTV’s Happy Sad Confused podcast, Reeves explained that: “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 took up The Batman mantle after Affleck stood down from the director’s helm back in February. Reeves is famed for the 2008 cult classic Cloverfield, 2014’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and the freshly released, critically acclaimed War for the Planet of the Apes.
He recently teased a new, mature and emotional feel to what we can expect from the new DC movie. Speaking about both War for the Planet of the Apes and The Batman, he said “I think the thing that I’m excited about it the idea of trying to tell a very point-of-view-driven, emotional story from that perspective in the same way that I tried to do with Caesar. I think there’s a way to tell his story that could be very emotional.”
We’ll be seeing Affleck’s Batman very soon, as he returns for Justice League this November. A release date for The Batman is yet to be confirmed.
Take a look at the trailer for Zack Snyder’s Justice League below: