Warner Bros. has a sticky situation on their hands when it comes to Batman. The Christopher Nolan trilogy has just ended, satisfying (for the most part) the fanboy community, and the moviegoing public at large, as the definitive take on the Caped Crusader. And while on the surface it would seem crazy to even think about reinventing the character all over again less than a month after 'The Dark Knight Rises' the simple fact is: Batman = money. No Batman = less money. And the studio cares about money, so they're going to reboot the character, sooner rather than later.
So it goes that the time to do that is with the 'Justice League' movie Warner Bros. is actively preparing.
Yesterday, we heard official confirmation, straight from the man himself, that Ben Affleck would not be helming the 'Justice League' movie. Now, right on cue, there is a new rumor swirling about the internets about who may be taking the director's seat. Well, make that director's seats.
Sometimes, a simple meeting between a studio and a director can spiral out of control and practically become fact overnight. This was the case with the "Ben Affleck May Be Directing 'Justice League'"! stories that arrived a few weeks back. The story has cooled off since then, but today, Mr. Affleck himself has put an end to any future internet scuttlebutting: he is not directing the film.
It's never overkill to reiterate for the thousandth time that Christopher Nolan will not be directing the 'Justice League' movie. No matter how many rumors circulate the Webosphere or how many times fans cry out for a savior to come a save this project, it doesn't change the fact he threw in the towel after 'The Dark Knight Rises.' So, that means there's an opening.
We thought it was a little weird that 'Justice League,' the movie being referred to as "'The Avengers' of DC Comics," would be helmed by the actor/director known as 'Daredevil' Ben Affleck. Now it looks like we all may have been a little too hasty to place the man formerly known as 'Gigli' in this gig. (Side bar: yeah, we'll never let him live 'Gigli' down.)
Progress on a 'Justice League' movie over at Warner Bros. has been bumpy for years now, but it looks like the studio is ready to make forward progress again as they've approached actor and director Ben Affleck to helm the film.
Batman fans still holding out hope that Christopher Nolan will somehow sign on to the rumored ‘Justice League of America’ movie after ‘The Dark Knight’ trilogy ends are about to get a proverbial kick to the utility belt, as the director just blasted a Bane-sized hole through that theory.
When a film like 'The Avengers' makes over a half a billion domestic, and over a billion worldwide (and counting), it's going to inspire some like-minded films. So it's no surprise Warner Brothers and DC Comics have hired a writer to pen a 'Justice League' film.
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