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Almost everyone can agree that the news from the Extended Universe has been pretty bleak these past couple of weeks. The only movie that seems to be on track is Aquaman, but other upcoming projects such as , , and The Batman sound like Warner Bros. is floundering a bit.

After Ben Affleck stepped down from directing The Batman, fans were muted when visionary director Matt Reeves entered talks to direct the movie, which gave comic book movie fans a sliver of hope to hold onto as he directed amazing films such as Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Cloverfield. Now, that's not happening either.

Reeves Will Not Direct 'The Batman'

Only a week after Matt Reeves entered negotiations to direct The Batman, The Hollywood Reporter cited an anonymous source directly associated with Warner Bros. that confirmed negotiations have broken down. THR reported:

A studio source confirms that negotiations have broken down. The possibility, however, exists that talks could resume when heads cool. The studio is intent on making the movie no matter what as the Batman franchise has proven to bigger than one person.

Is the Batman franchise bigger than one person though? Last time I checked, everything was on Ben Affleck's shoulders to the point where he had to hand over the director's chair to someone else. Personally, I thought that Ben Affleck's Batman was the best part of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, a movie that I enjoyed, but this has become chaotic.

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Let's not forget that other directors such as Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner, The Martian) and Fede Alvarez (Dont' Breath, Evil Dead) were among some of the big names listed as top candidates for the director position. However, does that mean anything any more?

Warner Bros. is only making things worse by allowing these leaks to reach every corner of the internet. I hope the studio can get their act together and create a cinematic universe with some of the most famous comic book characters ever created — because if they can do it with Legos, they can do it with Batman.


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(Source: THR)


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