Matt Reeves' THE BATMAN Will Not Use Ben Affleck's Script as He is Starting Over

All the time Ben Affleck spent working on his script for his THE BATMAN movie went right into the trash as director Matt Reeves has confirmed he is starting over from scratch. (Not sure if we can even call the movie "THE BATMAN" anymore now.)

Sure, Affleck probably got paid for the work he put into the script when he was attached to star, produce, write and direct, but when he left the director's chair a rumor spread fast his script was not going to be used. Reeves told MTV's Happy Sad Confused podcast he is developing his own story and script.

“It’s a new story. It’s just starting again. I’m excited about it. I think it’s going to be really cool.”

This could also mean actor Joe Manganiello may not be attached as he was previously cast as Deathstroke. So all the past reports about the movie can be thrown out, too, as nobody has any idea what the film will be about and which villain(s) will be appearing. Although, Reeves did tease his version of THE BATMAN is is going to be a "noir driven directive" movie, possibly planned as a trilogy of films.

Affleck will be Batman again in JUSTICE LEAGUE, which opens in the U.S. on November 17.

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