Matt Reeves' Batman update — the final blow?

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice dir. Zack Snyder 2016

The Matt Reeves Batman project has encountered numerous issues since its announcement.

When Matt Reeves' Batman movie was announced, everything seemed so perfect. The director recently proved himself as a blockbuster authority, having helmed both Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and War for the Planet of the Apes respectively. The second and third instalments in the trilogy were far better than the first; in fact, it's now regarded as one of the most satisfying film series in recent memory. He also delivered audiences Cloverfield back in 2008, which stands out as one of the most refreshing monster movies in decades. 

Reeves is definitely a talent, proving himself as a confident and visionary filmmaker even when working on colossal projects. Honestly, it's hard to think of any other director better suited to a Batman reboot — although, we're admittedly still very curious to see how Darren Aronofsky's adaptation would've looked. 

 

Things were looking up, but after numerous delays - along with Ben Affleck hanging up the cape - things looked uncertain. But sure, Affleck's departure was no reason to prematurely condemn the project, as there are still plenty of actors who could bring some real grit and personality to the role.

The most worrying of the production issues have indeed been the frequent delays. Although little is known, it just feels like so many individuals aboard the project are conflicted about Reeves' chosen direction; after all, Batman is a troublesome property to tackle after the misfortune of 2017's Justice League. Sadly, it looks like there are going to be even more delays:

 

Justin Kroll's - a film reporter for Variety - update isn't exactly the news we wanted to hear at this point in time. After a seemingly brief period of silence, fans assumed that the project had finally caught a break and that things were running smoothly. Yet, it's more delays...

We were actually hoping for a central casting announcement pretty soon, but it seems that's not exactly on the cards just yet. Batman is one of the most iconic superheroes of all time, however, after Avengers: Endgame's roaring success the bar for comic-book movies has risen considerably.

If Reeves' Batman project slumps to the finish line for a belated release date and doesn't deliver on its full potential, it'll be a cinematic anticlimax we'll be urging ourselves to forget. Let's hope the next jolt of news is good news; great would definitely be wiser. 

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