Ben Affleck’s Made it Clear He’s Not Directing the Justice League Movie; Next Up? The Wachowskis
It was rumored recently that Ben Affleck would be directing the eventual Justice League movie; Now, however, Affleck’s responded to that rumor with a resounding “Nope,” and we’re left looking out at the cast of other possible directors that might be tapped for the project. Among the stronger of the contenders are Lana and Andy Wachowski, the sibling team behind The Matrix.
If you’re doubtful about how definite it is that Affleck’s not working on the film, here’s what he said:
“I’m not working on the Justice League. One of the problems with entertainment web sites is that they need to fill pages, and that’s how rumours get started…Justice League sounds really exciting, but it’s not something I’m working on.”
We’re hoping that the recent reports that the Wachowski’s are signing on the direct the film aren’t just page-filling rumors, but so far it’s all just a swirl of information. Geeks as we are, however, we like to keep tracks of these things as they happen, it’s just how we’re wired. So here’s what we know so far.
Christopher Nolan has denied claims that he’d be taking on the film; Guillermo del Toro and Brad Bird were also rumored, but we’re not banking on it.
The success of a future Justice League movie is crucial to DC’s future film properties; The Avengers was, obviously, a hulk-smash success at the box office and in the heart of many fans, and will no doubt help boost box offices even further for films like Iron Man 3, Captain America 2, and Thor 2. Man of Steel director Zack Snyder remarked at Comic-Con that once they get Superman’s “house in order,” anything is possible, and that Justice League will have a big impact on the company.
Among the rumors, the one that seems to be taking the most hold at the moment is the one saying that the Wachowski siblings will be taking the role of co-directors on the film.
It makes sense; their past displays of storytelling and visual wonderment would work well for a Justice League film; their upcoming film, Cloud Atlas, blends the stories of a whole large gaggle of characters over multiple chronologies. It’s that kind of experience in juggling that could come in handy.
What do you think of the chance of a Wachowski-helmed Justice League?