Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’ Won’t Go Into Production Until 2019

Justice League Ben Affleck BatmanHeroic Hollywood has learned that Matt Reeves’ Batman movie won’t go into production until 2019.

After rumors recently ran amok that Matt Reeves would depart The Batman and the director officially put an end to it, it appears we have some information as to what stage of production DC Films and Reeves are at on the film. We learned that the movie will not begin production until 2019 and it makes sense as DC Films currently has 3 films set to shoot this year. Shazam! is currently filming, while the Wonder Woman sequel and Todd Phillips’ Joker origin story are set to begin filming later this year.

The 2019 production date may or may not dishearten fans because it means The Batman  probably won’t be released until 2020 or 2021. On one hand, it appears Reeves is taking his time to make the film well worth the wait, while on the other it will have been 8-9 years since the last solo Batman film.

The last update Reeves himself provided on The Batman was that he had broken the story and was in the process of outlining it. Since then, Reeves has taken on a producing role with Netflix to adapt Life Sentence, a short story from Matthew Baker, as part of a first look deal with the streaming giant to produce through his 6th & Idaho production company.

While Batman actor Ben Affleck is reportedly expected to appear in Flashpoint, the standalone Flash film that is still in development, he may not be appearing as the Batman in Reeves’ upcoming standalone. The writer-director was reported to be planning to search for a new actor to star in the film. Rumors have linked Jake Gyllenhaal and Jon Hamm to the role, but there’s been no official confirmation that either of the actors are actual contenders for the project.

Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of The Batman & DC Films as we learn it.

10 Actors Who Could Replace Ben Affleck As Batman In The DC Extended Universe

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Ben Affleck Justice League BatmanFor a millennia we’ve asked ourselves a few age old questions like what came first, the chicken or the egg? Are we alone in the universe? But, the one that has plagued us most recently is Will Ben Affleck reprise his role as Batman?

After months of repeated rumors, Variety recently released a report stating that Warner Bros. is restructuring its DC Films division following the poor performance of Justice League. In the report it was was also revealed that Ben Affleck will return for one more go as Batman in the upcoming Flashpoint adaptation. After that, it’s a different story. According to the trade, Matt Reeves is looking for a fresh actor for a fresh take on the role of the Caped Crusader. Who that fresh face is, is unknown, so we compiled a list of actors that could do the role some justice.

Click Next to see a few people that we think could do a great job as Batman in the DC Extended Universe.

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  • Maxi Iroh

    It will probably be a summer 2020 movie, with SS2 probably earlier in the same year.

  • nelson

    I want Karl Urban to play Batman.

  • Clark

    Now we just need news on MoS 2 and all is gravy. I think Affleck is still Batman after this. They can’t set a date of production without an actor

    • Matias Gagliardone

      Green Lanter Corps would be nice(r).

  • Gilson Gil

    esperamos muito por batman vs superman e justice league e deu merda