Ben Affleck For Director of ‘Justice League’ Movie?
Marvel has had an amazing run, and continues to with their films. This summer’s ‘The Avengers’ and ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ proves there IS a place for superheroes at the box office. Because of that, DC Comics wants a piece of that crime fighting pie!
Since directing “The Town” for Warner Bros. in 2010, Affleck has become one of the studio’s go-to directors. He’s got the highly anticipated “Argo” debuting this fall — the film will launch at the Toronto International Film Festival in September — and was attached to direct an adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Stand” for the studio as well.
The hope is that “Justice League” would do for DC Comics what “Marvel’s The Avengers” did for Disney and Marvel. The film would combine Superman, Batman, The Flash, Green Lantern and Wonder Woman into one property. However, unlike “The Avengers,” Warner Bros. and DC haven’t laid down an infrastructure with previous films; any “Justice League” movie wouldn’t take place in the universe created by Christopher Nolan, as it’s doubtful Batman star Christian Bale would even appear. (Whether Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s John Blake would make an appearance is also unclear.)
According to Variety, Affleck is the only director to receive a copy of Will Beall’s “Justice League” script.
Warner Bros. going to Affleck for this big project isn’t the biggest surprise — especially in light of the fact that Nolan has said he wouldn’t direct the film.
Well Hot Damn DC! Make this happen! Also, I would like to point out that Auqaman always gets the shaft. Whether or not he has gills, he has feelings too.