Rumor: Matt Reeves Has Finished The Batman's Script

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Matt Reeves has reportedly finished writing the script for The Batman. Taking over writing and directing duties from Ben Affleck, Reeves boarded the project after initially turning it down. Since then, he's been busy developing the story for the film while also giving sporadic updates regarding his writing process. Now, it seems like he's done with writing and it's up to Warner Bros. to decide whether or not they like the narrative he came up for the standalone movie.

It was only last month when Reeves offered an update regarding the film's script, promising fans that it'll be finished soon. At the same time, he also debunked ongoing rumors that the movie will be based on Frank Miller's Batman: Year One narrative. Not long after that, he shared that principal photography is set to begin spring of next year while also shining a light on Affleck's involvement with the project. And although he remains mum on whether or not the actor will be reprising his role in the standalone film (in any capacity), he shared that he will still be producing the movie. Recently, several casting rumors regarding the project emerged including Warner Bros. having supposedly considered Game of Thrones star Kit Harington for the lead role, as well as Oscar Isaac for a different character.

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Coming from Umberto Gonzalez's Twitter is an update for The Batman claiming that Reeves has finally finished the script for the film and has turned it over to Warner Bros. Other than that, he didn't say anything more about the the movie. Nonetheless, fans are thrilled to know that the project is finally making progress. Check out his social media post below:

In conjunction with the recent news that Henry Cavill may be officially out as Superman, persistent rumors continue to claim that it's only a matter of time before confirmation arrives that Affleck is also moving on from his current superhero gig. Although rumors have swirled about his intentions of leaving the DC films universe, it's important to note that nothing has been confirmed and both people from Warner Bros. and those from Affleck's camp remain coy about the matter. The actor himself has issued conflicting comments regarding the issue which continue to confuse the public.

Considering that Reeves' upcoming project will reportedly center on a younger version of the superhero, many assumed that Affleck's Batman era will soon come to end, but this isn't necessarily the case with several ways that the narrative can go without the need to cast his version aside. In any case, should this latest information turn out to be correct, it will only be a matter of time before Warner Bros. makes an official announcement regarding The Batman, which will finally clarify who will be playing the titular character in the film. If there's a need to recast the character, the studio won't have a hard time looking to replace Affleck as there is a handful of actors who have expressed their desire to play the part, including Jon Hamm.

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Source: Umberto Gonzalez/Twitter

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