A couple months back one reputable entertainment site reported that Ben Affleck was being courted to direct a Justice League movie, while another reputable entertainment site reported that Ben Affleck had already turned down directing a Justice League movie. Who was right? Well, it turns out that they were both wrong to a degree.
In an interview on HitFix, Ben Affleck set the record straight. Reiterating previous statements to the press, Ben Affleck said he was never officially approached to direct Justice League. Affleck said, “I just want to make it clear because it’s not like I had something to even pass on. Because someone will eventually do 'Justice League' and they'll go, like, 'Ben Affleck passed on it,' and it won't be true.”
However, Ben Aflleck does at least offer some confirmation that a Justice League movie is in the planning states. Affleck says it was mentioned to him in a meeting that Justice League was among stuff that Warner Bros. was doing. Affleck also added that he didn’t even think there was a script at this point, which would go against recent reports suggesting a script is complete or already in the works.
Affleck also had some kind words for what Marvel Studios pulled off with The Avengers. Affleck said, “I think there’s a DC 'Avengers' that could be done because they have the characters for it. And there’s some stuff in the comics now that’s kind of interesting, and it’s cool. That's what Marvel does so well. They do a lot of things well, but one of the things that I’m really impressed by is how they coordinated all those movies.”
And despite rumors that Affleck wants to stick with low to mid-budget adult dramas, he seemed to be open to the idea of a big budget genre project. Affleck said, “I would love it. My interest is really just in, you know, if I like the characters and if the stories seem smart and surprise me”