Warner Bros. in talks with Ben Affleck to direct ‘Justice League’ film
Aiming for their own ‘The Avengers’, WB approaches the actor turned respected director.
Well, that’s a pretty interesting update. Looks like Warner Bros. really likes Ben Affleck as a director since they seem to offer him movies on end. The A-list actor re-invented himself as a respected director after making the well-reviewed indie ‘Gone Baby Gone’, but really gained respect after director and starring with the excellent ‘The Town’ and has ‘Argo’ coming out later this year which also looks impressive. He turned down the offer to direct the ‘Superman’ reboot last year and still has ‘The Stand’ on the cards, but looks like WB is trying the third time to get him direct a big film. This time, it could be their biggest film yet.
Variety is reporting that the studio has approached and is in talks with Ben Affleck on the possibility that he would direct the ‘Justice League’ feature film they’ve been planning for a while now, based on the DC Comics property of the same name which brings a host of superheroes together including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern and a lot more. It’s understandable that the studio wants their own ‘The Avengers’ based on the monster success of that movie, but since they didn’t really plan that from the start it’ll be a hard road for them.
Ben Affleck, of course, was a superhero himself in the ill-fated Daredevil years back, so I’m not sure how keen he will be to return to that world especially since he’s stated before that he wouldn’t want to direct a big superhero movie. But maybe the script here may change his mind.