Warner Bros. Eyes Ben Affleck to Direct Justice League
Ben Affleck could be the leader of the Justice League, if Warner Bros. has their way. The actor and director is being called upon for his latter skill, Variety reports, and is expected to speak to studio executives this week.
Affleck, who directed The Town for the studio is reportedly the only potential director who has received the script to Justice League, written by Will Beall. The script was commissioned in the summer of 2011.
Warner Bros. wants to get the assemblage of DC superheroes, traditionally including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, and more, on the big screen sooner rather than later, following the success of The Avengers, Marvel’s superteam.
If a Justice League film does hit the fast track, with or without Affleck, it likely still wouldn’t premiere until 2015 — the same year the just-confirmed Avengers 2, written and directed by Joss Whedon, looks to be hitting theaters.