A short while ago (see story below) we reported that Ben Affleck was set to direct a Justice League movie – but now it seems this isn’t the case.
According Deadline, the Daredevil actor’s representatives have said it ISN’T going to happen.
Journalist Mike Fleming said: “I’ve been reading a lot of stuff lately that has been of questionable substance, and I’m calling bullshit on this big Variety scoop today that implies Warner Bros will get Ben Affleck as director of its Justice League film. This is a story I checked out days ago, and didn’t run when Affleck’s reps stated that it was not going to happen with him.
“Just because the studio wants Affleck doesn’t mean he will do the movie, and several sources tell me he might take a meeting, but that’s it.”
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Variety is reporting that Warner Bros. are interested in Ben Affleck directing a big screen version of Justice League.
The trade said that the studio has sent him Will Beall’s recently announced screenplay to gauge his interest in helming the superhero flick.
The movie version of the team would include Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and The Flash, it said.
Affleck has previously played a Marvel superhero in Mark Steven Johnson’s 2003 Daredevil.
While his movies as an actor have sometimes been called into question, his directorial efforts (Gone Baby Gone and The Town) have been lavishly praised.
Affleck is also attached to direct the studio’s planned multi-film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand.