Back to the Bat drawing board.
Matt Reeves, who stepped in to direct "The Batman" in place of star Ben Affleck, has revealed that he's also replacing the script that Affleck, Chris Terrio ("Batman v Superman," "Argo"), and DC Comics' Geoff Johns wrote.
On MTV's "Happy Sad Confused" podcast, Reeves was asked if he was using Affleck's script.
"No, it's a new story," Reeves said. "It's just starting again. I'm excited about it. I think it's going to be really cool."
This isn't too surprising; the "War For the Planet of the Apes" has a strong point of view and likely wanted to bring his perspective to the film. Recently, he described his take on the project as a "noir-driven, detective" version of the Caped Crusader.
It's also possible that after the success of "Wonder Woman," DC and Warner Bros. might want "The Batman" to be less grim and dark.