Last June, we told you that "Gangster Squad" writer, Will Beall, has been hired by Warner Bros. Pictures to write the script for a much-awaited (finally!) big screen version of "Justice League." (See Silver Lining for "Justice League" Fans)
Now, Variety is saying that the studio has approached Ben Affleck, yes THE Ben Affleck, to direct the feature film. The actor-turned-director has been getting much-deserved respect for helming fantastic films like "The Town" and "Gone Baby Gone." And so far, he's the only candidate who's seen Beall's script.
I, for one, am excited about this possible collaboration. Affleck is a good storyteller, gritty enough to bring edge to "Justice League" which features our favorite superheroes such as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and The Flash. No, I don't think the Wonder Twins will be in this version.
Affleck's upcoming movie, "Argo," is getting a lot of buzz, but here's the big question. Will the actor/director also star in "Justice League?" If so, which superhero will he play?
No word yet on when the film will be released, but, it could be as soon as summer of 2015, just in time to compete with the other movie with assembled superheroes, a little film called Marvel's "Avengers 2" from a little known director named Joss Whedon.
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