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08.08.2012

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Update: a contradictory report is coming from Deadline, saying that Affleck's reps have denied the possibility of him taking the gig.  According to this new information, he'll still meet with the studio heads to hear them out but already passed on the script a few days ago.

Having made a film that was both a critical and financial success (THE TOWN) for Warner Bros, with another film releasing in the near future (ARGO) and another actively in the works (THE STAND), Ben Affleck is certainly riding high in the studio's good graces. Having him take on THE STAND shows a fair amount of trust for a director who has heretofore only worked with stories that are told in a more contained capacity, so it's not altogether surprising that they may be willing to have him shepherd their premiere property into existence.

The word is that Affleck is currently the only potential director to have received Will Beall's script, and will presumably be meeting with the studio sooner rather than later to discuss this rather monumental undertaking.  Helming JUSTICE LEAGUE would place Affleck at the nexus of DC's new cinematic universe, a position which would bear a great deal of responsibility and take up a great deal of time. 

Besides all of this directing talk, Affleck is also considering starring in a sci-fi drama called REPLAY about "a man who dies and gets the chance to relive his life over and over again, changing partners and professions each time."  All in all Affleck has a wide variety of opportunities on hand, and being a huge fan of his recent acting/directing work I'm very excited to see what career path he chooses for himself.

This all being said, if Affleck were to take JUSTICE LEAGUE I would imagine that THE STAND will fall by the wayside for the time being - would you be okay with that, or would you prefer THE STAND to a big screen JUSTICE LEAGUE?

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Extra Tidbit: Affleck was also offered MAN OF STEEL, but elected to make ARGO instead. Thank the movie gods.
Source: Variety

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7:46PM on 08/09/2012
They need to sign Paul Dini as showrunner for DC Live Action. Nolan is cool, but Dini has an awesome track record with these characters, and has earned immediate fan props.
They need to sign Paul Dini as showrunner for DC Live Action. Nolan is cool, but Dini has an awesome track record with these characters, and has earned immediate fan props.
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11:13AM on 08/09/2012
It could be good. I don't know. I don't feel bad about Ben Affleck directing the Justice League. I'll wait and see. He knows how to tell a story.
It could be good. I don't know. I don't feel bad about Ben Affleck directing the Justice League. I'll wait and see. He knows how to tell a story.
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9:05AM on 08/09/2012
Ya know, I always thought it could have been really useful to use Smallville as the means to making a JLA movie. You have such a large cast to already work with. One major one being Superman himself, Tom Welling. Plus Green Arrow, someone for flash, Aquaman, Black canary, lets face it, Smallville brought in a lot of hero's to work with. This is what makes WB kinda wasteful. The acting on Smallville was...tv show acting, but you have so much to work with. For starters you have a Universe that
Ya know, I always thought it could have been really useful to use Smallville as the means to making a JLA movie. You have such a large cast to already work with. One major one being Superman himself, Tom Welling. Plus Green Arrow, someone for flash, Aquaman, Black canary, lets face it, Smallville brought in a lot of hero's to work with. This is what makes WB kinda wasteful. The acting on Smallville was...tv show acting, but you have so much to work with. For starters you have a Universe that you CAN introduce a Wonder Woman and non-Nolan Bruce/Batman. Then again that is assuming Smallville cast members WANT to be a part of it.
I dunno, I personally thought that avenue made the most sense. Hell, just Diana and Bruce need a small backstory and that's all. Everyone else has something. Maybe I'm just dreaming but maybe WB spent 10 years building a universe they could have expanded with on a movie level.
Oh well.
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10:04AM on 08/09/2012
You really think the last 5 seasons of Smallville show it's worth putting something on the big screen? I loved that show...but it became too corny and cheesy by the end of it with really bad acting and bad writing.
You really think the last 5 seasons of Smallville show it's worth putting something on the big screen? I loved that show...but it became too corny and cheesy by the end of it with really bad acting and bad writing.
8:26AM on 08/09/2012
Wow, this is literally came out of nowhere.
Wow, this is literally came out of nowhere.
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8:05AM on 08/09/2012

My God No!....Please! No!

My God No!...Please! No!
My God No!...Please! No!
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4:17AM on 08/09/2012

Hmmm

People also though Kenneth Branagh didn't have it in him to make a Thor movie.
People also though Kenneth Branagh didn't have it in him to make a Thor movie.
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4:09AM on 08/09/2012
I feel they should wait until the next Batman reboot & a wonder woman film before DC tackles a Justice League movie. If its simply to compete with Marvel then they will fail miserably as Marvel has had this phase of movies planned for many years since Iron Man. As far as getting Affleck as a director, yes he is a great director & has ties already in the comic book genre. Just feel it is WAY too soon still to be talking about a JLA film.
I feel they should wait until the next Batman reboot & a wonder woman film before DC tackles a Justice League movie. If its simply to compete with Marvel then they will fail miserably as Marvel has had this phase of movies planned for many years since Iron Man. As far as getting Affleck as a director, yes he is a great director & has ties already in the comic book genre. Just feel it is WAY too soon still to be talking about a JLA film.
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3:43AM on 08/09/2012

Why doesn't WB/DC Understand this very simple Box Office Equation

Talented filmmaker + source material AND genre they're actually a fan of = MEGA Success
See: George Lucas with the OG Star Wars, Waschowskis with the Matrix, Peter Jackson and Lord of the Rings but most importantly Joss Whedon with the Avengers! I think Ben Affleck is a fine director and all but I don't want him involved unless he eats and breaths the Justice League.
Talented filmmaker + source material AND genre they're actually a fan of = MEGA Success
See: George Lucas with the OG Star Wars, Waschowskis with the Matrix, Peter Jackson and Lord of the Rings but most importantly Joss Whedon with the Avengers! I think Ben Affleck is a fine director and all but I don't want him involved unless he eats and breaths the Justice League.
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12:25AM on 08/09/2012

Ben Affleck 'DEFINITELY' not doing it

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2:02AM on 08/09/2012
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11:42PM on 08/08/2012
This could actually be an interesting movie for DC. Between, Dark Knight, Watchmen, and what we've seen of Man of Steel, and Ben Affleck being a more dramatic director, they could be going for more of a mythic dramatic feel for their universe than Marvel's more fun action films. If that ends up being the direction they're going then it could really go along way to set Justice League apart from Avengers.
This could actually be an interesting movie for DC. Between, Dark Knight, Watchmen, and what we've seen of Man of Steel, and Ben Affleck being a more dramatic director, they could be going for more of a mythic dramatic feel for their universe than Marvel's more fun action films. If that ends up being the direction they're going then it could really go along way to set Justice League apart from Avengers.
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11:10PM on 08/08/2012

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No idea how I feel about this. Not good. Not bad. Just in the middle. Do I think he will actually be the one to direct it? No.
No idea how I feel about this. Not good. Not bad. Just in the middle. Do I think he will actually be the one to direct it? No.
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11:04PM on 08/08/2012
Um, cool! Ben Affleck is awesome, and it would be interesting to see how he could handle something like this. I'm not particularly interested in a Justice League movie, but then, that was how I felt when Marvel started prepping The Avengers, and look how wrong I was about THAT. Of course I tend to prefer Marvel superheroes (with the exception of Batman, my all time favorite), so I guess I'm still not convinced.

Affleck's definitely a step in the right direction, though.
Um, cool! Ben Affleck is awesome, and it would be interesting to see how he could handle something like this. I'm not particularly interested in a Justice League movie, but then, that was how I felt when Marvel started prepping The Avengers, and look how wrong I was about THAT. Of course I tend to prefer Marvel superheroes (with the exception of Batman, my all time favorite), so I guess I'm still not convinced.

Affleck's definitely a step in the right direction, though.
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10:57PM on 08/08/2012

I think I'm missing something....

I'm sure Ben Affleck has done great works. I haven't personally had the pleasure of watching his films but to me most of them look to be on the dramatic side. Maybe that's what you DC/WB comic fans want in the JLA movie? I guess what I'm trying to say is....ARE YOU ON CRACK?! HOW COULD YOU POSSIBLY THINK THIS IS A GOOD IDEA???
I'm sure Ben Affleck has done great works. I haven't personally had the pleasure of watching his films but to me most of them look to be on the dramatic side. Maybe that's what you DC/WB comic fans want in the JLA movie? I guess what I'm trying to say is....ARE YOU ON CRACK?! HOW COULD YOU POSSIBLY THINK THIS IS A GOOD IDEA???
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12:10AM on 08/09/2012
The whole JLA thing right now IS a very bad idea, but not the choice of Ben Affleck. Are you opposing JLA movie or only specially Affleck? Because if you didn't watch The Town or Gone Baby Gone (for shame), how do you know his choice is a bad idea? FYI Town is much more a crime action thriller than a drama film. And JLA SHOULD BE more dramatic & serious in line with other DC movies, than Marvel movies IMO.
The whole JLA thing right now IS a very bad idea, but not the choice of Ben Affleck. Are you opposing JLA movie or only specially Affleck? Because if you didn't watch The Town or Gone Baby Gone (for shame), how do you know his choice is a bad idea? FYI Town is much more a crime action thriller than a drama film. And JLA SHOULD BE more dramatic & serious in line with other DC movies, than Marvel movies IMO.
10:34PM on 08/08/2012
I personally think regardless of choosing a great director (Affleck or anyother), JLA's time is not right at this moment. I like the idea of a Batman / Superman crossover first, so what they should do is have a Superman cameo in the upcoming Batman reboot, or a Batman cameo / siderole in the Men of Steel sequel (that is, if MOS succeed next summer offcourse). That way, even if people would generally be sceptical of a new and different Batman this soon, they will be interested and looking
I personally think regardless of choosing a great director (Affleck or anyother), JLA's time is not right at this moment. I like the idea of a Batman / Superman crossover first, so what they should do is have a Superman cameo in the upcoming Batman reboot, or a Batman cameo / siderole in the Men of Steel sequel (that is, if MOS succeed next summer offcourse). That way, even if people would generally be sceptical of a new and different Batman this soon, they will be interested and looking forward to it in a different manner. Obviously they have to make it RIGHT like TDK trilogy but in a more comicbookish way. Bats & Sups are 2 biggest guns of DC, so if the crossover and cameos are properly utilized and the movies themselves are good, hopefully the general interest & excitement would be so great that they can go right to the JLA movie without doing any other single hero movies. So, only when the crossovers of Bats & Sups (fullfledged or cameo style) are done, ONLY THEN should WB go with the JLA movie. Not before and definitely NOT RIGHT NOW.

Oh, and that REPLAY sounds like a cross between the upcoming Tom Cruise sci-fi war movie and a 1960s great little sci-fi thriller named SECONDS starring Rock Hudson. Hope we'll hear more about it soon.
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10:24PM on 08/08/2012

I say bring...

on "The Stand". "The Town" was great, the man has some talent. Let's see "The Stand" first so we can have some time to forget the pompous response by Bale to the JL pitch. DC can make the JL movie, but outside of Nolan's Batman universe. But do keep JGL as Nightwing or one of the Robins(do change his name to Tim Or Dick Or Jason), he was one of the better performances in DKR. Do inject more cash into the special effects, GL was balls half way through. Do have Hal Jordan, Jon Stewart is too
on "The Stand". "The Town" was great, the man has some talent. Let's see "The Stand" first so we can have some time to forget the pompous response by Bale to the JL pitch. DC can make the JL movie, but outside of Nolan's Batman universe. But do keep JGL as Nightwing or one of the Robins(do change his name to Tim Or Dick Or Jason), he was one of the better performances in DKR. Do inject more cash into the special effects, GL was balls half way through. Do have Hal Jordan, Jon Stewart is too square.
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9:25PM on 08/08/2012

Good Choice

Ben would be a good choice as a director, if Nolan is out. Now, would they follow the New 52 roster or the 60's roster, and what about characters that haven't been introduced to the movie audience yet?
Ben would be a good choice as a director, if Nolan is out. Now, would they follow the New 52 roster or the 60's roster, and what about characters that haven't been introduced to the movie audience yet?
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8:39PM on 08/08/2012
It would be alot more encouraging if they hired someone like grant morrison or mark wade (hell even Kevin Smith) to maybe do some script work or as an consultant. If they do plan to have Cavil's superman part of it then maybe it will be produced by nolan and goyer. On another note I'd like the line up be the top seven (id even add plastic man in there but thats kinda pushing it with characters.)
It would be alot more encouraging if they hired someone like grant morrison or mark wade (hell even Kevin Smith) to maybe do some script work or as an consultant. If they do plan to have Cavil's superman part of it then maybe it will be produced by nolan and goyer. On another note I'd like the line up be the top seven (id even add plastic man in there but thats kinda pushing it with characters.)
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8:16PM on 08/08/2012

JLA movie

Now that Nolan has finished destroying the Batman universe with his boring trilogy, Warner is in a hurry to get a JLA movie done, seeing how much money Avengers is making.. Warner gave way too much liberties to Nolan with the Batman franchise, and now that he is out, it's the right time to start woring on the JLA movie.. The success (or failure) of the Man of Steel next summer will be a big factor in the making (or not) of the JLA movie.
Now that Nolan has finished destroying the Batman universe with his boring trilogy, Warner is in a hurry to get a JLA movie done, seeing how much money Avengers is making.. Warner gave way too much liberties to Nolan with the Batman franchise, and now that he is out, it's the right time to start woring on the JLA movie.. The success (or failure) of the Man of Steel next summer will be a big factor in the making (or not) of the JLA movie.
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7:30PM on 08/08/2012

Doesn't make sense to even have a JL film, so why are we choosing directors?

We don't have one single DC superhero yet... Reynolds is out, Bale is out, Cavil is here but no one has seen him yet. A JL film doesn't even make sense at this moment when we have no main members of the team yet. They should work on the solo films right now, and get that on the right track while locking everyone down for 6 films, and such like marvel has. Then when they reboot batman they should make that film about him forming the JLA, that way we aren't bored with another origin film, all
We don't have one single DC superhero yet... Reynolds is out, Bale is out, Cavil is here but no one has seen him yet. A JL film doesn't even make sense at this moment when we have no main members of the team yet. They should work on the solo films right now, and get that on the right track while locking everyone down for 6 films, and such like marvel has. Then when they reboot batman they should make that film about him forming the JLA, that way we aren't bored with another origin film, all the while building up all the solo Heros for the JL.
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8:31PM on 08/08/2012
So just copy off of what Marvel did.
So just copy off of what Marvel did.
2:00AM on 08/09/2012
Considering DC doesn't have a single super hero franchise on the go at the moment, and haven't established a DC universe... Kind of hard to assemble a team without a single member to even found it. I dont see any other way of doing so. If Green Lantern was a success, and Man of Steel was already out, and The Dark knight did not just end, then perhaps they could assemble a JLA, and recruit Wonder Woman during the film and not have a WW solo film. Seeing how thats not the case and they have
Considering DC doesn't have a single super hero franchise on the go at the moment, and haven't established a DC universe... Kind of hard to assemble a team without a single member to even found it. I dont see any other way of doing so. If Green Lantern was a success, and Man of Steel was already out, and The Dark knight did not just end, then perhaps they could assemble a JLA, and recruit Wonder Woman during the film and not have a WW solo film. Seeing how thats not the case and they have NO ONE, that'd be the only way to do it. Or instead of taking a shot you could suggest an alternative?
7:26PM on 08/08/2012
This would be fine as long as there are no afflecks acting in it at all. Ben already had his chance at being a superhero and Casey has no business being in an action movie let alone a superhero movie.
This would be fine as long as there are no afflecks acting in it at all. Ben already had his chance at being a superhero and Casey has no business being in an action movie let alone a superhero movie.
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7:26PM on 08/08/2012

I wonder if...

Kevin Smith is a little pissed about this. He practically made Ben Affleck a star. And now the guy's all grown up and turns out to be not only a better director, but may be getting ready to direct a HUGE superhero movie. THE superhero movie. Justice League has the potential to be the biggest comic book movie ever. Superman and Batman in the same movie equals billions.
Kevin Smith is a little pissed about this. He practically made Ben Affleck a star. And now the guy's all grown up and turns out to be not only a better director, but may be getting ready to direct a HUGE superhero movie. THE superhero movie. Justice League has the potential to be the biggest comic book movie ever. Superman and Batman in the same movie equals billions.
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7:18PM on 08/08/2012
I think people need to realize regardless of who directs this film, it's not going to have Nolan's Batman or Snyders Superman(more than likely) or Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern(thankfully). I really dont have the faith in WB to pull off what Marvel managed with Avengers with all the solo films leading to the big gangbang(yeah that was tasteless). Also, WB's track record with superhero films, Nolan aside, is pretty subpar, and now everyone's JLA boner is riding on the hopes of Ben Afflec? He's
I think people need to realize regardless of who directs this film, it's not going to have Nolan's Batman or Snyders Superman(more than likely) or Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern(thankfully). I really dont have the faith in WB to pull off what Marvel managed with Avengers with all the solo films leading to the big gangbang(yeah that was tasteless). Also, WB's track record with superhero films, Nolan aside, is pretty subpar, and now everyone's JLA boner is riding on the hopes of Ben Afflec? He's not exactly Joss Wedon. I personally feel this film will compare to Avenengers as well as Afflec compares to Whedon. Sorry to burst your bubble folks.
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7:32PM on 08/08/2012
I think the main attraction here is that he's NOT Joss Whedon. He is an established actor with a few but really good films under his belt. Joss Whedon made a few TV show and some comic books. Whedon won an Eisner. Affleck won an Oscar.

So there.
I think the main attraction here is that he's NOT Joss Whedon. He is an established actor with a few but really good films under his belt. Joss Whedon made a few TV show and some comic books. Whedon won an Eisner. Affleck won an Oscar.

So there.
10:52PM on 08/08/2012
markjenkins I think your comment is right on the money. It's almost as if WB needs to completely reset all of their plans and start over. The thing is, Marvel had a very meticulous five year plan leading up to now and DC kinda just waited to see what would happen and now they want to jump prematurely into a JLA film. Also to the guy that said the thing about Affleck and Oscars: Who the fuck cares? It's a comic book movie! The fans aren't looking for Oscars. Heath Ledger won one kinda by default
markjenkins I think your comment is right on the money. It's almost as if WB needs to completely reset all of their plans and start over. The thing is, Marvel had a very meticulous five year plan leading up to now and DC kinda just waited to see what would happen and now they want to jump prematurely into a JLA film. Also to the guy that said the thing about Affleck and Oscars: Who the fuck cares? It's a comic book movie! The fans aren't looking for Oscars. Heath Ledger won one kinda by default (although yes it was an amazing performance but in reality if he were still alive it wouldn't have even occured to the academy to give him an Oscar for a superhero film). We need more directors like Joss Whedon who have a passion for and know the comics AND the fans. Affleck is not a good choice. For God's sake we're talking about Ben Affleck here!!
7:08PM on 08/08/2012

What the F...?!

what the F... !?
what the F... !?
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6:32PM on 08/08/2012
I actually think the best way to introduce a new Batman is in a Justice League movie.
I actually think the best way to introduce a new Batman is in a Justice League movie.
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6:26PM on 08/08/2012
Interesting choice, could work.
I wonder if WB have considered the idea of having more than one portrayal of Batman or Superman in production as a movie at the same time - you know, different interpretations of the same characters in different films? Just figured, maybe not everything needs to be part of a greater series - they could just focus on telling great standalone stories.
Interesting choice, could work.
I wonder if WB have considered the idea of having more than one portrayal of Batman or Superman in production as a movie at the same time - you know, different interpretations of the same characters in different films? Just figured, maybe not everything needs to be part of a greater series - they could just focus on telling great standalone stories.
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6:24PM on 08/08/2012

i dunno

about this. And that has nothing to do with Affleck as a Director. It has more to do with the line of thinking that Whedon was so good for Avengers cause he actually KNEW the charaters cause he actually read the comics through out the years. That knowledge is what made all those characters mesh which is the hardest part of a movie like Avengers or Justice League. Also don't we need establishing solo movies to keep the team movie from being horribly bogged down? And if so which Batman are they
about this. And that has nothing to do with Affleck as a Director. It has more to do with the line of thinking that Whedon was so good for Avengers cause he actually KNEW the charaters cause he actually read the comics through out the years. That knowledge is what made all those characters mesh which is the hardest part of a movie like Avengers or Justice League. Also don't we need establishing solo movies to keep the team movie from being horribly bogged down? And if so which Batman are they going to use (assuming he's part of the JLA) Bale or this new one they are already talking about for 2016? So at the moment the only movie we have done is Green Lantern with a Super Man on the way which is not enough to be going as far as talking about directors fora team up movie.
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6:22PM on 08/08/2012
Also, please use Darkseid as the main villain.
Also, please use Darkseid as the main villain.
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6:04PM on 08/08/2012

STILL TOO EARLY ...

... for JLA movie. Affleck is a great choice, but first let's get new Superman, Batman and at least one other JLA member solo movie. Warner should get their DC heroes in order, they were not so lucky with Jonah Hex and Green Lantern, and starting from end and going into solo movies is a bad move. Not to mention Batman is a bit of a pickle, rebooting him now while The Dark Knight trilogy is still fresh could seriously backfire.
... for JLA movie. Affleck is a great choice, but first let's get new Superman, Batman and at least one other JLA member solo movie. Warner should get their DC heroes in order, they were not so lucky with Jonah Hex and Green Lantern, and starting from end and going into solo movies is a bad move. Not to mention Batman is a bit of a pickle, rebooting him now while The Dark Knight trilogy is still fresh could seriously backfire.
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6:16PM on 08/08/2012
I've always thought that DC and WB's greatest success is also their greatest obstacle. Nolan's Batman was great, but only great as a self contained story. DC were fumbling with Green Lantern and Jonah Hex, but as I remember so were Marvel with Daredevil and Ghost Rider (which gives me ideas on killing Mark Steven Johnson). If they go with building a brand new universe, they should do it with a big bang, which has always been DC's style ever since Crisis of Infinite Earths anyway. The coolest
I've always thought that DC and WB's greatest success is also their greatest obstacle. Nolan's Batman was great, but only great as a self contained story. DC were fumbling with Green Lantern and Jonah Hex, but as I remember so were Marvel with Daredevil and Ghost Rider (which gives me ideas on killing Mark Steven Johnson). If they go with building a brand new universe, they should do it with a big bang, which has always been DC's style ever since Crisis of Infinite Earths anyway. The coolest part about doing a whole Justice League movie is that if this pulls through people won't think for a second before buying that advance ticket to the new Black Lightning movie, or Wonder Woman's, or The Atom. If the Batman from this new universe kick ass, Nolan's story will just be left alone while audience are psyched over the new take of the more superheroic version of the Dark Knight.
5:48PM on 08/08/2012
Agree with FlannelGuy26. I wonder how many non-comic fans are aware of the Batman/Superman crossover stuff? I think Warners should concentrate on making a film that establishes their friendship/rivalry first, to sell the idea to the public.
Agree with FlannelGuy26. I wonder how many non-comic fans are aware of the Batman/Superman crossover stuff? I think Warners should concentrate on making a film that establishes their friendship/rivalry first, to sell the idea to the public.
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5:46PM on 08/08/2012
I think Affleck would be a great director for this, but I have no interest in a Justice League movie at this point. WB is just eager to get some of that Avengers success. But they don't understand that Marvel built up the individual characters first, whereas WB wants to jump right to the big show. It won't work. The Dark Knight trilogy was great, and I even enjoyed Superman Returns for the most part. But until WB can get decent films for the other characters I'm not too interested. I'm
I think Affleck would be a great director for this, but I have no interest in a Justice League movie at this point. WB is just eager to get some of that Avengers success. But they don't understand that Marvel built up the individual characters first, whereas WB wants to jump right to the big show. It won't work. The Dark Knight trilogy was great, and I even enjoyed Superman Returns for the most part. But until WB can get decent films for the other characters I'm not too interested. I'm expecting this project to die anyway, much like the Justice League movie they were trying to do a few years back.
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5:40PM on 08/08/2012

Best news ever.

Ben Affleck already have geek cred ever since Mallrats, long before this unknown stranger Joss Whedon came into prominence. Need I mention that his screenplay with Matt Damon has earned him an Oscar and his film Good Will Hunting still holds up as the great coming of age movie of the last two decade? Need I also mention that this guy has spread his loins all over Jennifer Garner which resulted in the birth of three kids yet she still look fabulously hot?

Also, can I get Casey Affleck as,
Ben Affleck already have geek cred ever since Mallrats, long before this unknown stranger Joss Whedon came into prominence. Need I mention that his screenplay with Matt Damon has earned him an Oscar and his film Good Will Hunting still holds up as the great coming of age movie of the last two decade? Need I also mention that this guy has spread his loins all over Jennifer Garner which resulted in the birth of three kids yet she still look fabulously hot?

Also, can I get Casey Affleck as, oh whoever. Green Arrow. The Flash. Hell, I can even see him as the Goddamn Batman! Or, better yet. Let's have him as Snapper Carr, our proxy in this new and exciting world of superheroes. The story will focus on how this puny insignificant mortal walk among the gods while at the same time keeping them connected with the people and the world they are trying to save. He will be our Agent Coulson, and to some extent... our Sam Witwicky (without all that Mikaela debacle).

That way, we don't need to have all the franchises get together first. The DC movie world will be so brand new from our perspective and also from that world's inhabitants' perspective. You just need one Superman and the rest of the superhero characters simply position themselves around him.

PS: What, nobody like the idea of Casey Affleck as Batman? Hahahaha yeah well in hindsight I guess it's a bit too much.
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5:43PM on 08/08/2012
Good Lord. I was intrigued by everything you were saying until you brought up Casey Affleck as Batman. That made me want to puke. Casey Affleck would be better suited as a villain than a superhero anyways.
Good Lord. I was intrigued by everything you were saying until you brought up Casey Affleck as Batman. That made me want to puke. Casey Affleck would be better suited as a villain than a superhero anyways.
5:25PM on 08/08/2012
They should do a Flash and a Wonder Woman movie first. I believe they should introduce the main members of the group first and then do a JL movie. Plus, if you do them right, at the right budget, there is no reason for a Flash and a Wonder Woman movie not to be profitable. You would also have the time to introduce your new Batman (the Nolan one doesn't fit in a JL movie). They need to calm down and not rush this just because Avengers was a huge hit. A Justice League movie would be a huge hit no
They should do a Flash and a Wonder Woman movie first. I believe they should introduce the main members of the group first and then do a JL movie. Plus, if you do them right, at the right budget, there is no reason for a Flash and a Wonder Woman movie not to be profitable. You would also have the time to introduce your new Batman (the Nolan one doesn't fit in a JL movie). They need to calm down and not rush this just because Avengers was a huge hit. A Justice League movie would be a huge hit no matter when it comes out.
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5:13PM on 08/08/2012
Sounds like a great choice to direct. He offers up the style I was hoping for in a Justice League movie.
Sounds like a great choice to direct. He offers up the style I was hoping for in a Justice League movie.
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5:04PM on 08/08/2012
I can dig Affleck being able to do this.
I can dig Affleck being able to do this.
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5:01PM on 08/08/2012
I like Affleck more as a Director than Actor I think he could pull it off but I dont mind him acting I just hope he doesnt put himself as the lead because I cant see him playing any of these characters maybe he can do a cameo or play a minor role but I hope he just directs.
I like Affleck more as a Director than Actor I think he could pull it off but I dont mind him acting I just hope he doesnt put himself as the lead because I cant see him playing any of these characters maybe he can do a cameo or play a minor role but I hope he just directs.
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4:31PM on 08/08/2012
:). I'm happy with this. Ive been a long time Affleck fan, acting and directing. One thing I was hoping for that DC would do is try to make their justice league film more darker and more mature; not just for the sake of being like the dark knight or anything, but so it would be different in tone and style from Avengers. Loved the avengers flick and its style/tone but I wouldnt want another superhero team to rehash the same formula. I think Affleck is suited to give us something fresh.
:). I'm happy with this. Ive been a long time Affleck fan, acting and directing. One thing I was hoping for that DC would do is try to make their justice league film more darker and more mature; not just for the sake of being like the dark knight or anything, but so it would be different in tone and style from Avengers. Loved the avengers flick and its style/tone but I wouldnt want another superhero team to rehash the same formula. I think Affleck is suited to give us something fresh.
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4:28PM on 08/08/2012
Yeah, my bad. Didn't mean to make two posts. BUT I STAND BY MY THOUGHTS hahah
Yeah, my bad. Didn't mean to make two posts. BUT I STAND BY MY THOUGHTS hahah
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4:27PM on 08/08/2012
I said this once. I'll say it again. DC needs to scrap this idea. Forget what Marvel is doing. They rolled with it first. It worked. Good for them. Make the movie we REALLY want to see: Superman/Batman. That would be MUCH more interesting. Lay that foundation. It's the most important, don't you agree? Having the most powerful super hero team up with the one hero without any powers. If THAT works and DC pulls that off...THEN you can try a Justice League movie. But I say just forget this idea and
I said this once. I'll say it again. DC needs to scrap this idea. Forget what Marvel is doing. They rolled with it first. It worked. Good for them. Make the movie we REALLY want to see: Superman/Batman. That would be MUCH more interesting. Lay that foundation. It's the most important, don't you agree? Having the most powerful super hero team up with the one hero without any powers. If THAT works and DC pulls that off...THEN you can try a Justice League movie. But I say just forget this idea and move on. Stick to the top hitters everyone knows and loves. That's the movie I'd rather see. And this is coming from a guy who loves the Flash.
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4:26PM on 08/08/2012
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4:14PM on 08/08/2012
As long as he keeps with his personal style of things and not give in to demands from anybody. This would be good then.
As long as he keeps with his personal style of things and not give in to demands from anybody. This would be good then.
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4:06PM on 08/08/2012

Say what you want...

Affleck is a great director, The Town and GBG were awesome and realistic. Argo should be great too. this is good news.
+ his good buddy is Keven Smith who knows a thing or two on Sups.
Affleck is a great director, The Town and GBG were awesome and realistic. Argo should be great too. this is good news.
+ his good buddy is Keven Smith who knows a thing or two on Sups.
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4:02PM on 08/08/2012
Not thrilled about the entire project altogether to be honest. You need to establish at least most of the characters first before a JL movie could be considered. They can't use Bale as Batman, Green Lantern needs a serious reboot and Superman remains a question mark till next summer. Affleck would have his work cut out for him.

I have no doubt in Affleck's directing abilities, it's just the handling of the characters that worries me. Are they going to give the bigger characters established
Not thrilled about the entire project altogether to be honest. You need to establish at least most of the characters first before a JL movie could be considered. They can't use Bale as Batman, Green Lantern needs a serious reboot and Superman remains a question mark till next summer. Affleck would have his work cut out for him.

I have no doubt in Affleck's directing abilities, it's just the handling of the characters that worries me. Are they going to give the bigger characters established films first or jump right into the big gathering? We'll see.
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8:51AM on 08/09/2012
This is why I thought that Smallville could have lead to a bigger JLA movie. You already had a MASSIVE cast of characters to work with. You just need to introduce Wonder Woman and Bruce Wayne/Batman. Many of the other crew members are already there. Granted Smallvilles acting level was...ok...not fantastic, the steps are already in place. Maybe WB should focus on that as a possibility, even with the Smallville actors, if they are interested. That universe is already separate from the
This is why I thought that Smallville could have lead to a bigger JLA movie. You already had a MASSIVE cast of characters to work with. You just need to introduce Wonder Woman and Bruce Wayne/Batman. Many of the other crew members are already there. Granted Smallvilles acting level was...ok...not fantastic, the steps are already in place. Maybe WB should focus on that as a possibility, even with the Smallville actors, if they are interested. That universe is already separate from the movieverse so why not work with that?
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