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Affleck: No Justice League

Denies Rumors

By Robert T. Trate     August 27, 2012
Source: Next Movie

 

When reports surfaced earlier this month that Ben Affleck was being courted to direct the upcoming Warner Bros. superhero romp "Justice League," fans were pretty stoked. After all, Affleck has come a long, long way since his "Daredevil" days and with his star power behind the camera, the long delayed franchise looked to be in good hands.
But according to 24 Hours, Warner Bros. is going to have to head back to the drawing board yet again, as Affleck has denied that he will be directing "Justice League" after all.
Oh well. Thirty-fifth time's the charm, right?
"I'm not working on 'The Justice League,'" Affleck told the Vancouver news magazine. "One of the problems with entertainment web sites is that they need to fill pages, and that's how rumors get started.
"'Justice League' sounds really exciting," he continued, "but it's not something I'm working on."
Of course, people are already pointing out that Affleck hasn't said that he would never work on "Justice League," just that he isn't currently doing so. Which is a very "so you're telling me there's a chance" way of looking at things. But as much as we'd love to see Affleck behind the camera — or even in front of it as, say, Hawkman — it just doesn't look like it's in the cards.

 

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SmokingFrog77 8/27/2012 6:24:36 AM

bets on Kevin Smith getting the job?

hanso 8/27/2012 6:28:34 AM

 kevin smith to direct?  that mofo was scared of doing green hornet he cant handle jl.  dude cant even handle that bruce willis tracey morgan movie.  i read the wachowski brothers are now being rumored.  actually, that should read wachowski siblings or bother n sister duo.  damn that lana wachowski is one ugly ho.

jedibanner 8/27/2012 6:33:30 AM

YES YES YES YES YYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES!!! There is a god.

One of THE worst actors in the world, he's an ok director but to tackle somethig this big, you don't want to hand something this big to this dumboy.

 

Mangar 8/27/2012 6:47:40 AM

DC Needs to get their crap together like Marvel did with the first Iron Man movie.  Other than Batman they have produced all garbage.  Green Lantern was a disaster, and I dont have much hope for superman as much as I like Cavill.  Sorry DC Fanboys but this is Marvels Era.

 

 

redvector 8/27/2012 7:34:24 AM

It seems to me that DC is putting the cart before the horse. I'd wait to see how Man of Steel does before going forward with a JL movie. If M of S bombs there's really no point in going forward with this. DC's movie verse is a chaotic mess thanks in large part to Nolan's vision which put them in a box creatively speaking. The franchise made Warners/DC tons of money but ultimately it was a missed opportunity to build on that success. Giving a director creative carte blanch to do anything he/or she wants to a character would never happen at Marvel with the characters that they have the movie rights to, at least I hope they don't. With the success they're having right now Disney seems content to leave them alone.

Wiseguy 8/27/2012 7:36:42 AM

The rumor around some websites is that DC is interested in the Wachowskis for JL. And me I'm open to that for sure.

 

silversurfer 8/27/2012 7:58:07 AM

The Wachowskis (sounds like they're married huh?) would be a good fit for the world that they will need to create. I mean, they've had success with WB in the past and seem to have a good grip on how that would work out. You know what you'd be getting....Affleck as Hawkman would be cool actually; IF that would be the way they would go?

millean 8/27/2012 8:01:28 AM

This can either be good news, or bad news.  Let's see who ends up with it, and what kind of film they make.  Not sure what I think of the Wachowskis...

reek 8/27/2012 8:42:21 AM

Um, @silversurfer, "Affleck as Hawkman would be cool"?  Is this a game where we combine the two uncoolest things we can think of to make something cool?  My turn; Robert Pattinson as Jemm, Son of Saturn.  Do I win?

ElBaz13 8/27/2012 8:44:24 AM

Lana Wachoski is one ugly chick. Should have stuck being a guy.

 

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