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Warner Bros. In Talks With Ben Affleck To Helm JUSTICE LEAGUE

August 9, 2012
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Not to be outdone by Marvel and the tremendous success that they have enjoyed with director Joss Whedon's "The Avengers," Warner Bros. is pushing forward with their DC universe team-up "Justice League" and is considering Ben Affleck as a helmer for the film.

Variety reports that the studio has sent screenwriter Will Beall's (the upcoming "Gangster Squad") most recent "Justice League" draft to the "Argo" director for his review.

Very little has been revealed in terms of the tone and the scope of the story but it has been reported that Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and The Flash will appear in the film.

Affleck is no stranger to the superhero universe having played the Marvel's Daredevil in the 2003 film. And given his tendancy to act in his own films it's possible that he would move to the front of the camera in "Justice League" movie as well as, or rather than, behind it. A Ben Affleck The Flash anyone?

Affleck has seen critical acclaim for his directorial work and of course won an Academy Award (along with co-writer Matt Damon) for Best Original Screenplay in 1998 for "Good Will Hunting".

If he were to direct a cinematic adaptation of the "Justice League" it would seem possible that the film would take a grittier tone (though that is pure speculation at this time).

We will keep you updated as details emerge.

What do you think of the news? Would you like to see Affleck direct a "Justice League" movie?

Source: Variety

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