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Discussion in 'Justice League' started by FilmNerdJamie, Aug 8, 2012.
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.
[insert Daredevil joke here]
Wow, didn't see this coming. I'd be interested to see what he had to say.
I like Affleck. But I think i'd be more interesting in his other projects than him specifically doing Justice Leauge
Titus Welliver as Martian Manhunter!
Money on Affleck casting himself as Wayne/Batman.
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...
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.
He's not an awful actor by any means, if push comes to shove, cast him as Barry Allen/The Flash.
Affleck was one of many offered The Man of Steel. Once again, WB wants to stay inhouse for their big properties.
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.
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.
^That's what they said about Joss Whedon as well handling The Avengers, right?
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.
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...
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.
Dammit how did that clip end?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.