Okay Warner Bros, now it’s time to make the switch.
You couldn’t reach a deal with Matt Reeves to direct The Batman – so offer it to Mel Gibson. He’s already digging into that DC world because you’ve asked him to direct Suicide Squad 2, but he’s a better fit for The Batman. This will appease the fans (you need to keep them happy) and go a long way to giving extra zing to your burgeoning DC Cinematic Universe.
Marvel has never hired a director of Gibson’s caliber – imagine a Batman film directed by an Oscar-winning filmmaker. I’m pretty sure it will keep Ben Affleck on-board too.
This is what you need to do, make it so.