Matt Reeves in talks to direct Ben Affleck in 'The Batman'

A report by Variety late last night confirms that Reeves has committed to directing the film with Affleck still involved - albeit in a reduced capacity - as director. Reeves would replace star and script writer Ben Affleck, who was originally set to direct before stepping down in January.

Meanwhile, Matt Reeves" "War for the Planet of the Apes' is out on 14 July.

The Batman has been shuffled around quite a bit, and it's not now clear when the film will come out.

DC Comics Superhero flick "The Batman" is primed for release in 2018 and willl feature Ben Affleck playing the character of Bruce Wayne.

Reeves is now in post production on "War for the Planet of the Apes", which bows this July, but should have no trouble seguing into "The Batman" prep.

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Now, pre-production of a movie always has twists and turns, but studios tend to be a little more in control when it comes to major franchises worth a lot of dollar signs.

Matt Reeves is going from apes to bats.

When asked to comment on choosing not to direct, Affleck responded, "Performing this role demands focus, passion, and the very best performance I can give". I am still in this, and we are making it, but we are now looking for a director. Beyond that, the only other name officially attached to "The Batman" is Joe Manganiello as bad guy Deathstroke, although it seems likely Jared Leto will also be back as the Joker. Hopefully we'll know more soon. Fortunately, they'll see Batman again as soon as November 17 when Justice League hits theaters. Fingers crossed for The Batman to start production by 2017, especially considering how fast they found their new director.

The Batman movie has no details beyond that as there is no release date, and now it may not shoot in the summer as previously anticipated.

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