If it's crap ... We'll tell you
Recently, the web was abuzz at the rumor that Warner Brothers was toying with the idea of hiring Ben Affleck to direct their massive Justice League movie. While this was a long shot in many, many ways, it was an interesting prospect to say the least and one worthy of discussion. However, that discussion can now be firmly relegated to mere hypothetical as the actor/director himself has put to bed any rumors that he will be helming the DC supergroup flick. Here's what he said in a recent interview...
"I'm not working on the Justice League. Justice League sounds really exciting, but it's not something I'm working on."
I know there are a great many comic book fans who are breathing a sigh of relief at the moment, but the more I think about it, the more I would've been on board for an Affleck 'Justice League.' Again, I think his starring in it in any way would have been a bad idea, but I still think Affleck could have done something interesting with it as a filmmaker. He's handled great ensembles in his previous movies, and he starred in 'Daredevil' so, if nothing else, he should now have a pretty good sense of what not to do in a superhero movie. All in all, I think DC needs to take more chances and make more bold decisions when it comes to helmers for their properties. Marvel has enjoyed a gargantuan amount of success by "gambling" on talented directors who aren't necessarily safe bets as far as the money men are concerned. Sure, DC took a chance on Christopher Nolan for 'Batman Begins,' but I'd hardly call Martin Campbell or Zack Snyder bold choices, solid directors though they are. So Affleck becomes another in what is sure to be a long line of prospective directors for Justice League.
So sound off, Spillios. Now that Affleck is definitely out, who would be your number one pick for the job of directing The Justice League movie?