It’s been a season of change for Warner Bros.’ slate of tasks based mostly on DC Comics properties, however with filmmaker James Gunn newly in cost, the cancellations are lastly being adopted by some optimistic information. So, whereas Gunn says that the Snyderverse continuity will attain its finish, Warner Bros. should maintain alternatives for one of many universe’s largest stars.
Gunn tweeted Wednesday that he met with Batman actor Ben Affleck this week, to debate the opportunity of Affleck directing a future WB/DC film. “He needs to direct & we wish him to direct; we simply have to search out the appropriate undertaking.”
Affleck’s directorial debut in WB’s DC Comics slate was as soon as deliberate to be a solo movie for his model of Batman, however the movie’s prolonged pre-production journey was a saga of its personal, finally culminating on Affleck dropping the undertaking whereas WB equipped for a brand new standalone Batman franchise starring a youthful lead. The entire course of, significantly filming on Justice League, soured Affleck on engaged on motion pictures based mostly on main mental property.
Might new management at Warner Bros. and within the DC Movies division correct lure Affleck again? It appears attainable, and Gunn appears optimistic. There are any variety of smaller DC comics ideas that Affleck might tackle which have much less presence — and stress — from the broader tradition than Batman.
Affleck-directed Checkmate film, anybody?