Ben Affleck Reportedly Claims That He Was Never Asked To Direct JUSTICE LEAGUE
Despite already denying reports that he is Warner Bros. frontrunner to helm Justice League, the director has apparently completely dismissed the rumours that he was ever even asked at the Toronto Film Festival yesterday.
Not too long ago, fans finally had something to get excited about after Variety reported that Ben Affleck (The Town, Argo) was, "expected to discuss [Justice League] with studio brass in the coming days". Rival site Deadline were quick to call it out as being "bullshit" because, "Affleck’s reps stated that it was not going to happen with him." They too mentioned that he would consider a meeting, but it wasn't until Affleck took himself out of the running ("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. Justice League sounds really exciting, but it’s not something I’m working on.") that it seemed like those initial reports really were little more than "bullshit".
Ben Affleck confirmed two things at the Toronto International Film Festival Saturday afternoon. He’s not directing the all-star superhero flick Justice League; he was never asked.
There are currently no specific quotes from the actor, although the excerpt above from a report by O.Canada.com certainly seems like definitive proof that he won't be helming DC Comics' highly anticipated superhero ensemble. Of course, it could just be that he's in very early talks with the studio and wants to keep the focus on Argo (already touted by some as an Oscar contender), but if he's never even been asked, it looks like we're just going to have to wait and see who will bring Justice League to the big screen.
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