The Batman has lost yet another director 3 years ago

The Batman has lost yet another director

Holy back to square one, Batman!

It was only a few days ago when we reported that Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, War Of The Planet Of The Apes) was in talks to take residence in the director's chair for The Batman after Ben Affleck himself vacated it, when the actor/director claimed "Performing this role demands focus, passion, and the very best performance I can give. It has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require."

Now Variety have confirmed that negotiations between Reeves and Warner Bros. have broken down, with production on the movie pushed back to later this summer.

This follows on from Rick Famuyiwa (Dope) and Seth Grahame-Smith (Pride & Prejudice & Zombies) departing the director's chair for fellow WB superhero production The Flash.

On the plus side, we've got Wonder Woman arriving this June, superhero mash-up Justice League not long after in November, and Aquaman arriving October 2018, so hopefully Warners and DC can steady the ship in time before The Batman is due for release, whenever that might be.