Thursday, August 9, 2012
Much news has been going around for the superhero movie industry. After Marvel and Disney confirmed that Joss Whedon would be returning to direct the Avengers sequel and help work on the untitled TV series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (as well as signing an exclusive deal that keeps him with the studio until 2015), Warner Bros. is stepping up their game by approaching a known director and actor to helm their much awaited Justice League film. That man is none other than The Town director Ben Affleck, who himself played a superhero in the form of 20th Century Fox's 2003 film adaptation of the Marvel Comics superhero Daredevil. The studio has already hired Will Beall to write the script, and now talks are to bring the Academy Award and Golden Globe winner on board to take on DC's finest team of superheroes.
No final details have been fixed, but according to Variety, WB is reportedly interested in Mr. Affleck after Christopher Nolan voiced out that he wouldn't be helming a JL movie, even with three successful Batman films under the British-American director's belt. Before Zack Snyder became director for Man Of Steel, Affleck was interested on taking on the upcoming Superman reboot film for 2013. With his next film Argo coming up in which he's also starring in, Affleck becoming a potential name to direct a JL movie sounds like a plan, especially after his success with The Town and gathering up quite a cast for that movie which includes The Avengers and The Bourne Legacy star Jeremy Renner. Time will tell if things pan out and if he will indeed direct a movie based on DC Comics' assemble of the world's greatest superheroes. For more information, check out the source post at Slash Film and Screen Rant.