During a recent interview, "War For The Planet Of The Apes" director Matt Reeves hinted at his plans to focus more on the noir detective aspects of the bat-masked vigilante in the upcoming Batman movie led by Ben Affleck.

A brief history of the DCEU

Over the past couple of years, Warner Brothers and the DCEU (DC Extended Universe) have gone through quite the roller coaster trying to adapt many of the iconic comic book characters to the big screen.

Many of its previously released projects have received a lukewarm response from fans and scathing responses from film critics. "Batman v. Superman" producer Brett Ratner once blamed Rotten Tomatoes, a film review aggregation website, and its users for the critical failure of the film, which, at the time, sat at a 27 percent on the site. At the time of this writing other DCEU films, such as "Man Of Steel" and "Suicide Squad" both currently sit at 25 percent and 55 percent respectively.

Why DCEU fans are so excited

DCEU fans are excited because. so far, the only financially and critically successful DCEU film has been 2017's "Wonder Woman" starring Gal Gadot. After "Man of Steel (2013)," "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" (2016), and "Suicide Squad" (2016), this was the fourth film in the franchise, and by that point, they were quite behind Marvel Studios in regard to company's highly lauded comic film franchise, which took off after only one film ("Iron Man" in 2008, starring Robert Downey Jr.) and has grown into a series of films spanning dozens of characters.

The pressure is currently being felt by a lot of different movie studios to create a successful franchise was likely started by Marvel Studio's expansive film universe. Sony is trying to participate in the lucrative endeavor by announcing that it will be creating a series of films centered around Spider-Man villains like Venom and Carnage. And Universal Studios recently attempted to revive the universal monsters franchise (i.e. Dracula, Frankenstein, The Invisible Man) with its reboot "The Mummy" starring Tom Cruise, which currently sits at a 15 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

Why Matt Reeves fans are excited

Matt Reeves fans also have something to rejoice over, as he's written and directed a plethora of critically acclaimed film, including "Cloverfield" (2008), "Let Me In" (2010), "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" (2014), and "War for the Planet of the Apes" (2017), which has received soaring reviews from early viewers and critics alike.

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