Hey, "Batman" fans. We got some new intel on the upcoming Ben Affleck "Batman" movie front. The folks over at Variety, recently dropped a new article that revealed that Matt Reeves is currently in talks to direct the highly anticipated film. Previously, Ben Affleck, who is the main star, was also trying to take over the directorial duties as well, but I guess his crazy schedule got to be too much for him, so he stepped down from that towards the end of January 2017, and is now just starring in it. He's also producing it.

He's onboard

But don't worry, Reeves' resume does sound pretty damn solid, boasting director credits for "Cloverfield" and "War for the Planet of the Apes." Actually, Variety tells us that Matt is already committed to directing the "Batman" flick even though the official deal hasn't been completed.

Reeves has always been one of the top people in line to take over the directing duties. However, they were still conducting meetings with other directors until just recently. They didn't specify how recent, but the important thing is that it appears that they have finally settled on someone.

Ben will still do some directing

Despite having stepped down, they do tell us that Affleck will still be highly engaged in the directing of the movie. However, with Reeves in action, he'll have more time to focus on the acting part of his job. It's noted that Ben wrote the script with Geoff Johns. Reeves reportedly had a lot of success ,both critically and financially, with his directing of the "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" in 2011 and the "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" in 2014.

Batman filming pushed back

He's currently doing some post production work for the upcoming "War for the Planet of the Apes," which will be the third installment for this franchise. They went on to report that initial "Batman" filming was scheduled to start up in May 2017. However, that's reportedly been pushed back due to the very busy schedule that Ben encountered in 2016.

He apparently had to do a lot of freaking press for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," "The Accountant" and "Live by Night" movies. However, if they go ahead and get Reeves started on this thing, we should reportedly still see some filming, get started by the end of 2017. This will be his first time to direct a comic book movie.

As previously reported, this new "Batman" flick was announced to release sometime in 2018. However, that's just speculation at this point as a real release date hasn't been given yet. Stay tuned.