Ben Affleck Offered to Direct Justice League

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  1. FilmNerdJamie I'M MARY POPPINS, Y'ALL!

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    http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118057612
     
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    Interesting...
     
  3. craigdbfan Registered

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    I just saw this on /film. Interesting indeed.

    He was apparently the favored pick for MOS but due to the time constraints Affleck backed out. I guess they'll offer him a good chunk of time with JL so he may consider it.

    Well he's an awesome director so I'm honestly not against this. If anyone can make a standalone JL movie work I guess it would be Affleck.

    I will say it's mighty suspect that this comes our right at the heels of Disney confirming Joss Whedon for The Avengers 2.
     
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    [insert Daredevil joke here]
     
  5. marcvader Lurker #1

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    Wow, didn't see this coming. I'd be interested to see what he had to say.
     
  6. MadVillainy C'mon Son

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    I like Affleck. But I think i'd be more interesting in his other projects than him specifically doing Justice Leauge
     
  7. Eddie Dean Jokerfied

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    Titus Welliver as Martian Manhunter! :awesome:
     
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    Money on Affleck casting himself as Wayne/Batman. :p
     
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    He's a fantastic director, but an awful actor. He'd be an inspired choice to direct, but if he HAS to also star then I say pass...
     
  10. Eddie Dean Jokerfied

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    Maybe it he gets to cast Casey he'll stay behind the camera.

    But in seriousness, he actually is a good actor, providing the right role.
     
  11. Milkman95 Movie Extra & Actor

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    He's not an awful actor by any means, if push comes to shove, cast him as Barry Allen/The Flash.
     
  12. FilmNerdJamie I'M MARY POPPINS, Y'ALL!

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    Affleck was one of many offered The Man of Steel. Once again, WB wants to stay inhouse for their big properties.
     
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    You know I wasn't excited at all about this project because I don't think it's a good idea of having different actors play the same characters. It would confuse audiences and create a fuddled mess but I honestly believe that Affleck could make it work just based on how strong of a writer he is and the visual flair that his movies have. The guy is a solid package when it comes to both writing and directing.

    Affleck has really elevated my excitement from non existent to curiously optimistic.
     
  14. Donnie Darko Forgotten Pre-New 52 Hero

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    I love Affleck. I really do. However, I think JLA might be too big for him right now. I'd like to see him do a more "street level" hero like Daredevil (coming full circle), Batman, Green Arrow, etc first.
     
  15. Milkman95 Movie Extra & Actor

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    ^That's what they said about Joss Whedon as well handling The Avengers, right?
     
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    I was going to say I preferred him going smaller and correcting the crapfest that was DD by directing it but If he's the one interested with a vision already in his head and not just a name WB is going after then go for it.
     
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    He's got a fantastic record for directing and writing, The Town and Gone Baby Gone are up there with some of my favorite crime dramas so I'm down.


    Also if he did have a part in the film, I want it to be only one person...
    [YT]HU3C0Vv0FeA[/YT]
     
  18. craigdbfan Registered

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    That there shows how great of an actor Affleck can be. I know some think he isn't but given the right material the guy is ace.
     
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    Dammit how did that clip end? :(
     
  20. craigdbfan Registered

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    He got the kid to put the gun down. George Reeves never wore the costume in public appearances after that if I'm not mistaken.
     
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    I like the choice but don't see this as the type of project Affleck would accept. If he does I would be surprised.

    So a 2015 release? So I am assuming this movie won't have any solo films building up to it? Would Cavill's Superman be the Superman in this? What is WB's strategy here? I doubt one even exists. Just throw whatever **** up at the wall and see what sticks.
     
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    So I wonder if he has changed his mindset now regard big-budget movies since he did backed out of the shortlist for MOS since he wasn't willing to tackle a big-scale project back then. Anyway Affleck has proven himself to be a good director, still am not a huge fan of his acting though but he's certainly a worthy contender to get the gig.
     
  23. Lily Adler Politically Delicious (P) (she/her/hers)

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    :hmm Intersting...
     
  24. batman44 Go Speed GO

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    I like the idea of Affleck directing, his directing capabilities has been pretty darn good so far imo. He would certainly bring a level of "grittiness" that WB seems to be going for and I think he is capable of putting together a good cast.

    Hopefully he accepts.
     
  25. the amazing fro the one and only

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    Hmm. While I like him as a director (and as an actor if given the right script), a film of this magnitude seems like a huge leap. He's certainly not a "safe" choice but he sure is an intriguing one.
     

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