THE BATMAN Director Brings In New Screenwriter

Matt Reeves
Matt Reeves

The Batman director Matt Reeves is bringing in his War of the Planet of the Apes screenwriter Mark Bomback to write the DC film, according to Splash Report. Reeves had previously said he was abandoning the project’s original script by Ben Affleck, Chris Terrio, and Geoff Johns, saying his film would be “a new story.”

“It’s just starting again. I’m excited about it. I think it’s going to be really cool,” Reeves said.

Mark Bomback is a genre veteran, having written The Wolverine, as well as Live Free or Die Hard, Total Recall, The Divergent Series: Insurgent, and the two most recent Planet of the Apes movies (which were directed by Reeves).

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