Ben Affleck has denied the rumor that he was approached to direct one of the most highly anticipated superhero flicks of the next few years – Justice League, which is DC’s answer to Marvel’s hugely successful Avengers franchise, set to be released in 2015.
The rights to the flick belong to Warner Bros, but Affleck has explicitly denied having been asked to helm the project and has said that it is still in its earliest stages. The Argo director doesn’t mind having to snub the rumours, he said for HitFix. '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, Affleck explained. ‘That kind of thing. And they suggested it. But I don't think there's a script. I don't think there's anything.' Well, that was certainly vague. Perhaps Affleck is already practicing saying nothing in statements for his potential political career?
Nevertheless, the actor-turned-director has expressed his interest in Justice League and will be watching how this one pans out. It will certainly be a highly anticipated flick, with the Avengers having set the bar pretty high and the second flick of the series coming out in 2014.