DC's "The Batman" used to be one hell of a film project that went through development woes before finally finding a director in Matt Reeves. Star Ben Affleck was previously direct the film, but stepped down when he most likely realized it would be difficult to take on two gigantic tasks at the same time, for a film upon which a franchise is banking on. DC already hit gold with "Wonder Woman" this year, which recently passed the $700 million mark. The studio is gearing up for another massive release with "Justice League" this November, bringing back Ben Affleck's Batman, Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman, and Henry Cavill's Superman together to round up more fellows for their squad.

But following the gang's outing after the polarizing "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" failed among critics, Affleck's Batman is set to have his own solo film. This is where Reeves comes in, and he has definitely come in with ideas.

Batman through the years

There have been several film adaptations of "Batman," with Tim Burton's "Batman" in 1989, followed by a sequel "Batman Returns" in 1992. Both films starred "Spider-Man: Homecoming" star Michael Keaton in the titular role. In 1995, Joel Schumacher made "Batman Forever" with Val Kilmer in the titular role, and it took 10 years before another trilogy was launched by Warner Bros.

with Christopher Nolan writing and directing the film. "Batman Begins" (2005) was followed by "The Dark Knight" in 2008 and "The Dark Knight Rises" in 2012. Now, Matt Reeves is looking to launch a new trilogy with "The Batman," starring Ben Affleck.

Matt Reeves wants to launch a trilogy

"The Batman" director Matt Reeves recently spoke with Fandango (via IGN) to shed light on how he's approaching the gigantic franchise.

He likened the film to "Dawn for the Planet of the Apes," saying that the film is "kind of ambition for a series of stories, but really the most important thing is gonna be to tell a vital first story." Reeves, whose credits also include "Felicity" with J.J. Abrams, "Cloverfield" (2008), "Let Me In" (2010), "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" (2014) and "War for the Planet of the Apes," admitted that he already has primary "ideas about an arc" for a trilogy, but recognizes that "the important thing is...you have to start with one."

"The Batman" has no release date attached to it just yet, but fans can catch Ben Affleck return as Batman in the upcoming "Justice League," which hits theaters this November 16.

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