We all know Christopher Nolan is finished with Batman and expressed no interest in directing a Justice League movie. The question is, who should helm a movie featuring DC's biggest superheroes?
Variety has reported that Warner Bros. may be eying Ben Affleck for the job.
I'm sure the immediate reaction will be one of surprise and shock. But if you think about it, Affleck has had success with The Town for Warner Bros. Affleck isn't just an actor, having written and produced several projects.
Variety also reports that Affleck is the only one that has been sent Will Beal's script for the movie.
Apparently Affleck has stated that he only wants to direct movies that he also stars in so could this mean he has an interest in one of the roles as well? He has mentioned regrets over starring in Daredevil but also cited other areas in which they failed on that movie.
It feels too early to speculate on whether or not there is anything to go with on this. He might be interested. That doesn't mean he'd necessarily insist on playing a superhero again or that WB would want him to. There's also the question of whether or not Affleck would want to lock himself into this franchise. Even if he only directed this one movie, taking on the role of a major character would mean doing sequels as well.
If Affleck isn't chosen to direct, who should be?
It hasn't been confirmed either way but some reports are now saying he's turned it down. No official comment has been made.