Ben Affleck has been approached to possibly direct the upcoming Justice League movie. This after Christopher Nolan opted out of the movie. This detail has been confirmed by various sources to Variety’s Justine Kroll and Jeff Sneider. Since part of The Town’s commercial success and critical acclaim can be largely attributed to Affleck’s work, he has established his reputation as one of the studio’s most trusted when it comes to high value properties. So far, Affleck is the only director that has been sent the Justice League script by Will Beall.
Justice League is DC Comics’ response to Marvel’s The Avengers, and it unites superhero characters like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Green Lantern and The Flash. If this collaboration pushes through, we might also see Affleck himself donning a superhero suit as he has clearly expressed in the past that he’s only aboard in the directorial ship if he stars in the film. However, one issue that might come up with Affleck directing Justice League is he might be out of the directorial loop for a few good years. An acting gig won’t be impossible though.
Currently, Affleck is considering taking on an acting role for Replay, a sci-fi film by Greg Berlanti. This film is based on the 1987 bestseller by Ken Grimwood of a man who dies and gets to live his life again.
Justice League is set for a summer 2015 release, just in time for the release of Avengers 2, which is directed by Joss Whedon.