Justice League Movie Could Have Ben Affleck As Director

Ben Affleck as Batman in Justice League
(Image credit: Warner Bros.)

Yesterday was a huge day for the people over at Marvel Studios. In addition to getting Joss Whedon to sign on to write and direct The Avengers 2, he is also now developing a new television series that will be set within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and has also signed an exclusive three year contract with the studio to help them develop all of Marvel's projects between now and 2015. Now Warner Bros. is striking back with some big comic book movie news of their own.

According to Variety, Warners, which owns the rights to all DC Comics characters, is now looking at Ben Affleck as a possible candidate to direct their upcoming Justice League movie. The news comes a few weeks after Christopher Nolan announced that he would no longer be making any films involving Batman, even as a producer. Affleck, who has worked with WB on both The Town and the upcoming Argo, is expected to go in and speak with studio executives in the next couple days to discuss the possibility of helming the huge superhero project. He has already be sent the script for the film, which was written by Gangster Squad's Will Beall last summer.

While details about how the movie will function are still being kept under wraps, the comic book movie will bring together some of DC's most popular characters, including heroes like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, and more to help save the world. Variety suggests that there is some possibility that Affleck could take a role in the film for himself (he previously played the superhero Daredevil in the eponymous 2003 Mark Steven Johnson movie).

So what do you think? Is Affleck the right choice to potentially direct as Justice League movie? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

UPDATE: There has been a further development with this story. Head over HERE to learn more.

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