Ben Affleck Says He Was Never in the Running for Justice League

Remember when there was a rumor that Ben Affleck would be directing the film adaptation of Justice League? Ben remembers it too and he would like to put a lid on the talk that he “passed” on the project. 

“I just want to make it clear because it’s not like I had something to even pass on,” Affleck told HitFix. “Because someone will eventually do ‘Justice League’ and they’ll go, like, ‘Ben Affleck passed on it,’ and it won’t be true. So I don’t mind setting the record straight. It’s one of those things where the closest I came was some people talked to me about it like at a meeting. They were like, ‘Here’s the stuff we’re doing,’ you know? ‘Here’s what we’re looking at.’ That kind of thing. And they suggested it. But I don’t think there’s a script. I don’t think there’s anything.”
 
Even though he’s not doing the movie, he’s really excited about where the movie could go.
 
“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. I mean, you never see somebody make a whole movie with the eye of, like, building it into new sequels, but that’s because you’re just hoping it’s a hit and you’ll do it again.
 
“But for shooting these kind of satellite movies with the notion that later on you’ll build the planet that they’re orbiting around, and coordinating it all ahead of time, and imagining how the story’s going to work and flow with Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, it’s a big deal. You don’t see that level of organization much in movies. You know what I mean? It’s like enough to just get one movie together and off the ground.”
 
Currently there is no director attached to the project, but writer Will Beal is writing a script for the film that is targeting a release in 2015.
 
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