Well here’s some interesting news. Back in June we heard that The Gangster Squad screenwriter Will Beall had been given the task of writing a script for Justice League for Warner Bros. Now the studio is in the process of looking for a director, and Ben Affleck is apparently high on the studio’s wish list.
With Christopher Nolan declaring himself out of the running for “Justice League,” Warner Bros. has approached another of its go-to directors in Ben Affleck, who’s expected to discuss the project with studio brass in the coming days, multiple sources tell Variety.
Since guiding WB’s “The Town” to commercial success and critical acclaim from both sides of the camera, Affleck has ascended high on the studio’s list of filmmakers who can be trusted with prime properties. Thus far, Affleck is the only candidate who’s been sent Will Beall’s “Justice League” script.
Affleck has a number of other projects in the pipeline, such as an adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand and the remake of Guillaume Canet’s Tell No One, so if the superhero property tempts him he’ll probably have to withdraw from those and dedicate the next 3-4 years to it. There’s also the fact that Affleck is only interested in directing films in which he also stars, so we could potentially see the actor/director wearing a suit himself.
Ben Affleck has come a long way over the past 5 years with strong directorial efforts such as Gone Baby Gone and The Town. Would be he a good choice to bring the DC roster together on the big screen?