Last month Chris Nolan unsurprisingly turned down Warner Bros.’ offer to direct the DC superhero ensemble movie, Justice League of America, and so the studio has moved on the eyeing Ben Affleck to helm the movie, at least according to Variety.
The actor-director, who made the upcoming Argo for Warner Bros., is expected to meet with the studio in the next few days to discuss the project. It is said that he is the only director to be given the new screenplay, written by Will Beall (Gangster Squad). However things may have already broken down in the talks, as Deadline reports Affleck’s reps say he’s not taking the job. It’s not all over yet, and Ben may yet take the job, but we’ll have to wait and see.
Although no story or character details have been confirmed, Justice League will likely bring together DC heroes such as Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, and The Flash. It is also interesting to note that Ben Affleck has indicated he is only interested in directing movies that he also stars in, a notion that leaves one to wonder which of these superhero characters the multi-hyphenate is interested in playing.