Matt Reeves drops out of talks to direct ‘The Batman’ for Warner Bros.

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Just a week after talks begun between Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. involving the directing duties on The Batman, the filmmaker has left the negotiations, The Hollywood Reporter reveals.

No details were given about what the issue was that split the two, but the report adds that discussions could resume later “when heads cool,” though it’s not clear what that means.

After Ben Affleck decided to step down from the job, Warner Bros. has swiftly begun the search for replacement and Reeves was a front runner from the beginning, with other high profile names such as Ridley Scott and Fede Alvarez (Evil Dead, Don’t Breath) thrown in the mix.

Reeves, who is currently on post-production of War of the Planet of the Apes, could have been a great choice to helm The Batman, so I’m hoping he and the studio can still reach an agreement. Last we knew the script was done, having being written by Affleck and Geoff Johns, and polished by Chris Terrio (Argo, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Justice League).