Matt Reeves’ Plans for The Batman Weren’t Affected by WB Restructuring

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While Warner Bros. has seen extensive changes in its management structure recently, the restructuring hasn't affected filmmaker Matt Reeves' planned Batman solo film.

After the lukewarm reception to last year's Justice League, the studio saw Toby Emmerich promoted to chairman effectively streamlining the senior management structure. Additionally, Walter Hamada was hired as the Chief of DC Films handling all the upcoming adaptations of DC/Vertigo properties for the big screen stepping in after DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson left the company and Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns stepped down to largely return his focus to comics. Despite the management shakeup, Reeves insists his project remains relatively unchanged.

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"From the beginning, what I had always spoken about with Warner Bros. and what I was excited about was, being in the Bat-universe and really doing something within that sphere," revealed Reeves while at a panel during a Television Critics Association (TCA) press event. "That was always what it was going to be so, in that way, it hasn’t changed a lot since I first met with them. It’s very much the same thrust if that makes sense. A lot of things have happened since then but the movie, and why I’m excited about it, is it continues to be the same inspirations and excitement of what we talked about in the beginning."

Reeves was presenting at the TCA event to promote his upcoming midseason Fox drama television series The Passage based on the novel series of the same name by Justin Cronin; Reeves serves as an executive producer on the series.

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The Planet of the Apes filmmaker had been confirmed to write and direct a solo Batman film in February of 2017 replacing Ben Affleck who was set to direct and co-write the film as well as star as the titular superhero. Since then, much of DC Films' management and plans have changed after Justice League posted the lowest box office totals of any DCEU film but Reeves continues to write the planned superhero film.

(via Slash Film)

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