Ben Affleck Was Reportedly Approached About Directing The FLASHPOINT Movie As Recently As Last Week

There are now conflicting reports about Warner Bros. approaching Ben Affleck to helm the Flashpoint movie, with one source claiming the studio may have come to the Justice League star very recently indeed.

Yesterday brought the news that Warner Bros. enlisted John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein to helm the Flashpoint movie, but the report also mentioned that the studio had first come to Justice League actor Ben Affleck about taking the gig.

Since then, there have been conflicting updates on this, with Collider's Steve Weintraub claiming the Academy Award-winning director was never approached about the film at all. However, Variety's Justin Kroll, who first broke the story, has now shared an update of his own.

According to him, WB may have offered Affleck the job as recently as this week

Of course, Affleck passed on the offer so this is all moot now - but if it is accurate, it does suggest that Daley and Goldstein were enlisted very late in the game and were likely far from WB's first choice.

Probably not a great sign, but we'll leave that for you guys to discuss!

Drop us a comment below, and let us know if you'd have preferred to see Affleck direct Flashpoint.
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