Ben Affleck to direct ‘Justice League’ movie for Warner Brothers?

With the news today that Joss Whedon is returning to both write and direct the Avengers sequel, it isn’t surprising that news on the proposed DC Justice League movie wasn’t far off. However, today’s news comes as both a bit of a shock, and is yet very exciting indeed.

According to Variety the only director to be handed the script for Will Beal’s (Gangster Squad) Justice League it Ben Affleck, and with Christopher Nolan confirmed as being out of the directors chair, Warners seem to have their sights on one man, Ben Affleck. I think this is a great move, Affleck has turned out great. While he went tragically downhill after the superb Good Will Hunting, the actor turned director really made his mark again with the intense and terrific thriller Gone, Baby Gone. Just to prove it was not a one off, he then directed the equally brilliant The Town, and early reports are that his next film as director, Argo, is very impressive.

For me, Affleck is the perfect director to take over the gritty realism set by Christopher Nolan, and I truly believe that if Affleck does sign on for Warners Justice League, then we will truly be in for a treat.

Justice League is DC’s version of the Avengers, and features Superman, Batman, Wonderwoman, Green Lantern and The Flash. It sounds like Warners are planning their film to compete with Marvels The Avengers 2, with Justice League already planned for a 2015 release, the same year as The Avengers 2 is scheduled for release. All this could easily change, but if Affleck does take the job, who will he play? In every film he has directed he has appeared in a major role, so I doubt this will be any different, so who do we think it could be?

Whoever he chooses, and if indeed he does agree to direct this, I cannot wait. I honestly believe that Affleck directing a Justice League movie is a clever and very safe move for Warner Brothers. Affleck has proved he has serious talent, and a director of his calibre is totally needed to carry on where Nolan left off with not only The Batman style of filmmaking, but superhero movies as a whole. Affleck has that edge, that gritty, dark and extremely realistic style that should fit in perfectly. Fingers crossed he takes it…

By Matt Wavish

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A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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