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Has director Matt Reeves thrown out Ben Affleck’s script for the Batman movie?

War for the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves, who will go on to direct the solo Batman movie, has hinted that writer-producer-star Ben Affleck’s script will no longer be used.

hollywood Updated: Jul 13, 2017 11:16 IST
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The solo Batman movie does not have a release date yet.

Director Matt Reeves has revealed his plans for the new Batman movie.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the filmmaker, who replaced star Ben Affleck as director on the project, revealed that he scrapped the earlier script for the movie that Affleck, Chris Terrio and DC’s Geoff Johns had worked on.

Talking about his plans for the movie and if he would be working with Affleck’s script, Reeves said, “No, it’s a new story. It’s just starting again. I’m excited about it. I think it’s going to be really cool.”

Director Matt Reeves attends the War for the Planet Of The Apes premiere. ( AFP )

Reeves has previously said that Affleck will reprise his role as the Dark Knight in the upcoming film and that he is planning a noir take on the character.

In the original script, Deathstroke was the villain, with Joe Manganiello cast for the role.

The movie still does not have a release date.

On a related note, Reeves’ War for the Planet of the Apes is all set to hit the theatres on July 14.

The film stars Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson and Judy Greer in the pivotal roles.

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First Published: Jul 13, 2017 11:15 IST