MOVIES: Justice League still in the works, Ben Affleck considered to direct
What happens when Marvel and DC crossover? Usually something big and bold. So how do you feel about Daredevil directing the Justice League movie?
For the last couple of years, Ben Affleck has come into his own as a respected director, and depending on the role, he continues to prove his acting chops. Following the success of The Town, word on the street is that Warner Bros. is considering hiring Ben Affleck to direct the Justice League movie.
Affleck has made it clear that going forward, he’s only interested in directing films in which he also stars — “The Town” and “Argo” are proof of that — so its likely that if this pairing ever came to fruition, he would likely don a suit of his own.
That’s an interesting statement from Variety, so it makes me wonder what role Ben Affleck would play if he did accept the job? We’ve seen him as Superman already, and though he may look enough like Bruce Wayne to play Batman, he might be best as Green Lantern.
There are a couple of problems with this story; first, Ben Affleck is showing a lot of interest in bringing Stephen King’s The Stand to the big screen in a two or three part epic. The second issue is whether Affleck has the vision to bring the Justice League to life on the big screen.
Obviously, sine the news broke yesterday, the Intardwebz have been aflame with commentary and reactions on the news, and when asked for confirmation or updates on the story both the studio and Affleck’s representatives declined to comment. Though I may be wearing a tinfoil hat here, I still think a lot of these breaking stories are planted by either the studio or the agents for stars in the media as a way to judge fan and audience reaction to the news before making a commitment. For what it is worth, I think Affleck, when given a great role, does a great job acting, and though I’ve yet to see The Town, I have heard nothing but good things about Mr. Affleck as a director. Christopher Nolan is done (for now) with directing superhero flicks, so I don’t see any reason why Mr. Affleck shouldn’t be given a chance to show us what he’s got.