I’m just so absolutely thrilled the news abbot Matt Reeves is directing THE BATMAN movie .
I think in he retrospect Ben Affleck may have not been such a good fit for Batman. I think he did a fine job from an acting perspective, but nothing from his filmography screams to me that he would be perfect for Batman as a director. I think fans, such as myself, were excited to see a filmmaker of Affleck’s caliber directing Batman. However, I was never sure it was the appropriate marriage of director and material.
I think Reeves is far more suited for the Dark Knight the if you’ve seen LET ME IN, you’ll know he can handle psychological darkness, terror and suspense in a very subtle and nuanced package.
DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES was pretty much the perfect blockbuster and I can’t wait for WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES. Reeves knows spectacle, but he also knows how to ground that spectacle in nuanced, character-driven drama. He was my favorite choice among the litany of rumored candidates for the job.
I just hope WB lets Reeves make his own damn movie, the way they let Christopher Nolan have complete creative autonomy. I’m sure WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES is going to be a huge blockbuster like DAWN, so Reeves has proven he has the chops for the gig. My only concern right now would be WB mucking it up. Also, I hope the rumors are true that the script is going to be completely overhauled. I want Reeves to have as much creative control and say as he wants.