It was only a few weeks ago that rumours hit the web that Ben Affleck might be directing Warners Brothers answer to The Avengers, DC’s Justice League. However, as we said back then, it was only a rumour and Affleck has made it clear that he most definitely is NOT working on the superhero adaptation. Promoting his new film Argo, Affleck stated the following:
“I’m not working on the ‘Justice League.’ One of the problems with entertainment web sites is that they need to fill pages, and that’s how rumours get started,” he told 24 Hours, ” ‘Justice League’ sounds really exciting, but it’s not something I’m working on.”
Now, while I personally would have loved to have seen Affleck take on this project, it did seem too good to be true, however there is light at the end of the tunnel. No sooner had Affleck got his point across, another rumour has started, this time by MovieHole
The site is saying that Warner Brothers are amazed by The Wachowski’s new film Cloud Atlas, and Clint Morris from MovieHole has said the following:
“What I’m told is Warner Bros are apparently jazzed with Cloud Atlas, and love that it’s as much a spectacle as it is a showcase for the immense ensemble involved, so it makes sense the W’s are under consideration.Justice League needs to be as big on character, as it does bells and whistles, and the Wachowski’s could probably offer that”
So, what does this mean? Probably nothing, but again it is another rumour to be excited about. However with their new film, Jupiter Ascending currently in pre-production, it could be a long time before they consider making a Justice League movie, so I guess we will just have to wait now for either confirmation they are directing, or what I suspect, The Wachowski’s saying they are not involved.
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By Matt Wavish