Director Matt Reeves has finally turned his first draft of The Batman to Warner Bros.
The long-awaited film will be the Caped Crusader's first solo outing since the 2012 release of Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises, and the first since the launch of the studio's so-called DC Extended Universe. While Reeves is still giving nothing away about The Batman's plot, development does appear to be inching forward.
The first draft of the script finally went into the studio! https://t.co/QT2WHb9g5Y— Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) September 14, 2018
The update arrives courtesy of TheWrap's Umberto Gonzalez, in response to a question on Twitter. At the beginning of August, Reeves teased that his first draft could be done in as little as two weeks. Although the timing is slightly off, The Batman is still on track with the War for the Planet of the Apes director at the helm.
Boarding the movie in February 2017, after Ben Affleck stepped down as director, Reeves started from scratch and opted not to continue with the original script, from Affleck and Geoff Johns, then chief creative officer of DC Entertainment.
It's still unclear whether Reeves' script in written with Affleck in mind, or whether The Batman will introduce another actor in the cape and cowl, as long rumored. The Batman has been rumored to start production in early 2019, which is certainly still possible with the first draft having been submitted.