Ben Affleck To Possibly Co-Star In And Direct JUSTICE LEAGUE

With news that Joss Whedon has just inked a new deal to stay with Marvel through 2015 and direct The Avengers 2, Warner Brothers responds by going after Ben Affleck to co-star and helm Justice League.

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By Jake "WaylonJones" Lester - 8/8/2012

After yesterday's announcement that Disney/Marvel locked in Joss Whedon for another Avengers picture and a TV show, it should come as no surprise that Warner Brothers would want to respond by dropping their own bombshell. According to Variety WB is looking to Ben Affleck to helm their superhero team up movie Justice League. The film is said to bring together such DC players as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, and Green Lantern. Affleck is not a shoe in for the job at this point. One of the sticking points to him directing the film is that he wants to be apart of the cast. He is expected to meet with Warner Brothers executives in the coming days to try and hammer out all the details.

Earlier I had reported that Zack Snyder's Man Of Steel would be working towards a shared universe to set up a Justice League movie. There have also been rumors out there that Batman will be rebooted during that upcoming Justice League project, with his next solo film coming in 2016. However, according to my source Warner Brothers is not quite sure how they will handle the Batman reboot, as well as what they are going to do with Green Lantern. As mentioned before, the roster that Warner Brothers is looking to use in the film includes Batman, Superman, The Flash, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern. Two notable names missing from that list are Aquaman and Martian Manhunter. For the latest on Justice League make sure you check back here at CBM daily.


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WolvieCBM - 8/8/2012, 12:14 PM
What the...?! Okay, this is interesting.
WolvieCBM - 8/8/2012, 12:19 PM
Affleck knows his stuff when it comes to drama, but not sure if will be able to handle a big superhero film like this. We'll see.
Mrcool210 - 8/8/2012, 12:23 PM
afflecks a good director, if we get something similar to the town mixed with paycheck, ill be happy
Erik10101 - 8/8/2012, 12:23 PM
Affleck directing sounds like a terrible idea.

Warner Bros. is rushing this...
SageMode - 8/8/2012, 12:26 PM
WB sure loves being responsive to Marvel Studios, don't they? LOL. SMH.
blvdnoise - 8/8/2012, 12:26 PM
After seeing The Town, I've become much more confident in his directing abilities. I've pretty much always enjoyed his acting though.
Hellsing - 8/8/2012, 12:26 PM
Good director, actor not so much
Hellsing - 8/8/2012, 12:29 PM
and seriously people were going to bring up the whole this directors never directed action before or an action movie card, neither had nolan or whedon yet they've given two of the best CBM's in movie history. Him directing I don't have a problem with its him trying to grab a role. I mean not a bad actor but I can't envision him playing any of the JL members,
Hellsing - 8/8/2012, 12:30 PM
He seems to act well in the movie he usually directs. I can see him as Maxwell Lord, maybe even Hal Jordon he has the douchebag look. But who knows we'll see how this goes
JoshWilding - 8/8/2012, 12:31 PM
Fantastic news.
Fantine - 8/8/2012, 12:32 PM
He's a talented director, but is ready for the responsibility. How would he play? Wouldnt be a bad Bruce.
thunderforce - 8/8/2012, 12:33 PM
If they don't put comics guys in charge of this movie then they still have learned nothing . We will probably see Batman and Superman in a fist fight to a draw lol .
RorMachine - 8/8/2012, 12:34 PM
I have reasonable faith in his skills, but this seems like an awfully big undertaking for such a relatively inexperienced director.
BruceLeroy - 8/8/2012, 12:35 PM
Interesting

It's not like he's a bad director or anything.
jazzman - 8/8/2012, 12:35 PM
@Erik10101

this show u dont know nothing Ben Affleck has proven himself to be a bery solid director.

@sKeemAn

how u know he cant do a good action movie. Joss Whedon was not know for big action packed movie and he pulled of The Avengers very well.


manymade1 - 8/8/2012, 12:37 PM
I.....Guess...
TheSoulEater - 8/8/2012, 12:37 PM
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Ghostfire - 8/8/2012, 12:38 PM
As much as I want an JL film, WB needs to take their time to plan out DC films future. As of right now, this seems desperate on their part as an answer to MS. If they rush this, not only will it kill possible films (I'm looking at you GL), but it will possibly hurt the CBM genre as a whole. Don't rush it WB!
LMB10 - 8/8/2012, 12:38 PM
Daredevil and The Justice League

I'm intrigued, that's an interesting choice.
JatevinM - 8/8/2012, 12:39 PM
Considering the man is a great director I'd like to see him give it a shot however not to sure about co-staring
AutobotCommander84 - 8/8/2012, 12:39 PM
People seem to question the fact that he hasn't directed a movie of such scale before, but they also seem to forget about Christopher Nolan, Jon Favreau, and most notably for the fact that he did ONE movie before moving on to a big-budget blockbuster, Marc Webb. All of these directors had no experience in big-budget action pictures yet still did wonderful jobs with what they were given. I haven't seen The Town, but if Affleck is chosen, I might just watch it to see how he did.
dezdigi - 8/8/2012, 12:40 PM
This is very interesting. Keep the news coming WB!
TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 8/8/2012, 12:40 PM
WHAT THE [frick] HAVE I BEEN SAYING FOR 3 YEARS NOW?!

Batman Written by Scott Snyder with costume design by Jim Lee and Greg Capullo.
Starring Thomas Jane as Bruce Wayne/Batman and Bryan Cranston as Commissioner Gordon. Directed by Ben Affleck.

superotherside - 8/8/2012, 12:42 PM
I actually haven't seen anything Affleck has done, but I have heard of him. IDK I guess we'll see what he can bring to the table. Not sure how they're going to bring all the other characters in without solo movies though. And what about GL? I hope they reboot him, but IDK.
JordanKing - 8/8/2012, 12:43 PM
Directing? Cool, heard good things about him. In addition to co-starring? Ooookay..
Asterisk - 8/8/2012, 12:45 PM


JULEZ13 - 8/8/2012, 12:46 PM
GOD F*CKING FORBID!!!!!

NOOOO!! NO!! NOOOOOOOOOO!!!


I don't care how good people think he is, I can't stand him!!

He BETTER not put himself in this movie!!! I can't stand looking at that guy!!! Ugghhh!!! Please turn it down Affleck! TURN IT DOWN!! PLEASE! FOR THE GOOD OF MANKING TURN IT DOWN!!!!
CharlesLord - 8/8/2012, 12:46 PM
hes gonna try to get the role of batman, watch lol
ksommer - 8/8/2012, 12:47 PM
Bwahahahahahaha
ArtisticErotic - 8/8/2012, 12:47 PM
Already off to a bad start as usual Warner Brothers.
SpideyQuad - 8/8/2012, 12:48 PM
LOL, can anyone say… Pearl Harbor?
LucasMend - 8/8/2012, 12:48 PM
Might be a good director. But is a shit actor
AlexDeLarge87 - 8/8/2012, 12:48 PM
co-star as who?! That gets me worried.

Also i have a feeling he is better with dramas than action. But will see.
Deschain12 - 8/8/2012, 12:49 PM
Affleck is a wonderful director. If he gets a good script, I have no doubts that he'll pull off a great movie. Really hope he signs on.
TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 8/8/2012, 12:50 PM
And hey, if the guy wants to play Batman, go for it. He's got the chops and chin.

Ben Affleck

But let's not Dismiss Aquaman, he can look the part, easily.

Ben Affleck

Then again... If he gets hired to do this, everyone is gonna smirk at the thought of this guy doing a JLA movie:

ATrueHero1987 - 8/8/2012, 12:50 PM
This is...interesting. I loved The Town, but idk how he's going to handle the Justice League.
OdinsBeard - 8/8/2012, 12:51 PM
our new bruce wayne?

i'll take it!
RunDTC - 8/8/2012, 12:51 PM
I actually wouldn't be opposed to him as Batman.
Cartoon22 - 8/8/2012, 12:51 PM
Marvel gets JOss Whedon and DC gets Ben afflack!!! lol


MARVEL is Winning!
m0th3r - 8/8/2012, 12:52 PM
OMG....well here is the big gamble by WB/DC..i dont know him, but he has never shown me that he can handle something like this (and co-star?). It feels like to me that this is going to be an Epic fail in a long line of them relating to a JL movie, and almost anything non-Nolan DC has done. I wish him luck, i love he characters...and would love to see a super successful and great film..
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