A few weeks ago, James Gunn joyfully announced his plan for the brand-new DC shared universe he’s put together with Peter Safran. At some point in that presentation, Gunn said that Ben Affleck was very committed to the idea of directing a project as part of the new audiovisual facet. His words were these:
“We’re working with Ben Affleck, who’s really been part of our architecture team trying to bring things together. He really wants to direct one of our projects, and we’re excited for him to do it.”
Well, everything seems to indicate that Affleck’s collaboration for the DCU is far from happening. At least that’s how the actor and director implied in an interview with The Hollywood Reporterwhere he opened up about his work in the comic-based film.
According to his words, he has already left his superhero side behind. In fact, he was very forceful with his opinion about the direction the studio that gave birth to Batman is taking, and it is striking that his statement contradicts the executive’s previous words. This was his response:
“I wouldn’t direct something for the DC of [James] Gunn. Of course not. I have nothing against James Gunn. He’s a nice guy, I’m sure he’s going to do a great job. I just wouldn’t want to come in and run the way they’re doing. I’m not interested in that”.
Of course, despite the fact that he is not on board for what is to come in the future, the interpreter says he is very proud of his intervention in Flash:
“I’ve finally figured out how to play that character [Batman]and I did very well in Flash. For the five minutes I’m there, it’s really cool.”
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Jose Roberto Landaverde Movie buff and music lover. I am fascinated by writing, listening, reading and commenting on everything related to the seventh art. I’m a fan of Rocky and Back to the Future and obviously one day I’ll climb the “Philly Steps” and drive a DeLorean. Faithful believer that cinema is the best teleportation machine, and also that on the big screen we can all see ourselves represented. I constantly, like Scott Pilgrim, ask myself: “Does bread make you fat?”