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Matt Reeves Likely To Replace Ben Affleck As The Batman Director

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The DC Extended Universe has a herculean task at hand of finding a suitable substitute for Ben Affleck, as the director of the upcoming and much anticipated solo Batman flick.

Ben Affleck, who stepped down from the direction duty for the DC movie, cited reasons like he wanted to concentrate more on his other duties i.e. acting, producing and co-writing the movie.

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Justin Kroll, the Variety writer who actually announced the story first about Ben Affleck stepping down from the director role, has also hinted about the possible replacement for director through one of his Twitter post.

"Hearing Matt Reeves is high on the list of directors they are looking at," Justin Kroll posted on Twitter.

While Reeves certainly doesn't have any kind of experience on superhero genre to show on his resume, that doesn't deter his immense talent and potential to helm the direction of the solo Batman movie. He is though best known for his much-appreciated work Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

With so much development in the DC Extended camp regarding the solo Batman movie, it is unlikely that the Warner Brothers will like to deviate from the original script of the movie jointly written by Geoff Johns and Ben Affleck.

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