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Ben Affleck directing ‘Justice League’ movie?

- August 8th, 2012

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Yesterday, Marvel made two big announcements. Director Joss Whedon will not only direct the sequel to this summer’s smash hit, The Avengers, he’ll be spearheading a TV show set in the Marvel-verse too.

Well, not to be outdone by that little nugget of info, Warner Bros. hit back with some news of their own today.

According to Variety, Warner is eying Ben Affleck as a possible director for their much anticipated DC Comics mash-up, Justice League.

The film, which would feature most of DC’s popular comic book characters including Batman, Superman, Aquaman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash and more, has been in the works for years and film fans had held out hope that Christopher Nolan would take on the project. After Nolan nixed that idea in an interview with EW last month, Variety suggests that Affleck is the only director who has seen Will Beall’s (Gangster Squad) Justice League script.

Other than a TV show based on the Green Arrow this fall and next summer’s Man of Steel, DC has no other screen adaptations in the works. However, next summer’s Superman reboot will feature cameos from other heroes in the DC universe.

Affleck’s next directorial feature, Argo, will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month. Previously, he has directed two superb crime-thrillers – The Town and Gone Baby Gone.

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2 comments

  1. Noriko | August 10, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Ben ‘no one ever confused him with an actor’ Affleck to direct a super hero film? DC really has a cinematic death wish, doesn’t it? Other than the inexplicable success of the Nolan junk, DC’s efforts have consistently come in behind Marvel’s and yet again they seem poised to win the race to the bottom.

  2. jon cristopher | August 14, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Joss Whedon will shit all over Ben Afflecks talentless efforts

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