Ben Affleck Says He is Not Working on WB's 'Justice League' Movie
Ben Affleck takes a jab at movie websites, while thwarting off that recent Justice League rumor. The fanboy community has been on edge ever since hearing that actor/filmmaker Ben Affleck was being passed the script, in a rumor, and potentially considered to direct Warner Bros' in-the-works Justice League movie. But ever since the rumors hit weeks ago, sources have claimed it's not even a possibility, he would never do it. Now it's confirmed. Vancouver newspaper/website 24 Hours caught up with Affleck recently and asked him about it. "Justice League sounds really exciting, but it's not something I'm working on." Damn! Damn?
"I'm not working on the Justice League. One of the problems with entertainment web sites is that they need to fill pages, and that's how rumours get started."
Ouch! But true, I suppose. One website claims this is the news they've heard, everyone reports on it because—damn, Affleck doing Justice League?!—then it's everywhere and he has to eventually deny (or confirm) it. However, 24 Hours goes on to stir the pot again: "Anyone keen to split hairs will point out that, 'I'm not working on the Justice League,' a statement made in the present tense, is not the same as saying, 'I will not be directing that movie.' Affleck could truthfully say he's not working on the Justice League (right now) but still go ahead and direct it in the future." Oh boy, it never ends. But they do end their article saying: "Are you confused yet? We don't think Ben Affleck is directing the Justice League." Thank goodness, I suppose.
But that brings us back to our question: If Not Affleck, Who Can Direct a Great 'Justice League' Movie? And is there any possibility he might still be interested? What do you think about his response?
Update: But guess who may actually be interested? Moviehole has followed up with a big rumor: "Lana and Andy Wachowski. What I’m told is Warner Bros are apparently jazzed with Cloud Atlas, and love that it’s as much a spectacle as it is a showcase for the immense ensemble involved, so it makes sense the W’s are under consideration." Indeed, but until we hear any actual confirmation more than a rumor, that's what it is for now, especially with those two. While it's great to see them talking in public more, that doesn't mean they'll go for a major studio superhero project. But you never know. They are huge comic book fans.