“The Batman” Slated For Summer 2021 Sans Affleck

By Creative Media Times

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Warner Bros. has dated their upcoming Matt Reeves directed Batman film simply titled “The Batman.” The DC film is now set to hit theaters on June 25th, 2021.

Reeves is said to be casting for a younger version of Bruce Wayne, and is taking a more detective treatment to the story.

Having also starred as the caped crusader in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Justice League (2017), actor Ben Affleck was originally attached to both star and direct The Batman. But there has been plenty of speculation over the past couple of years of whether Affleck’s version will actually materialize.

But that didn’t stop the actor from throwing his support to Reeves, posting on Twitter his own excitement for the film. “Excited for #TheBatman in Summer 2021 and to see @MattReevesLA vision come to life,” Affleck posted.

Aside from helming the superhero film, Reeves is also producing and writing the script. Matt Reeves previously directed Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) and War for the Planet of the Apes (2017).