Maybe we were a little premature with our expertly-PhotoShopped photo gallery teasing which superhero Ben Affleck could play in a "Justice League" movie. Turns out he's not interested in directing Warner Bros.'s forthcoming ensemble DC comics flick after all, but the studio isn't stuck in the water just yet. Rumor has it that WB is now interested in turning to a directing duo that's also done great work for the studio in the past.
MovieHole is reporting that now it's the Wachowskis who WB is turning to for this big project. The siblings responsible for "The Matrix" trilogy just helmed "Cloud Atlas" for the studio, and that film is due to make its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in a few weeks. It would make sense for Warner Bros. to trust the Wachowskis with such a big undertaking as they're very adept with special effects and CGI, but we'll take this rumor with a grain of salt until we hear something official from the studio.
But back to Affleck. When asked by Canadian news outlet 24 Hrs if the rumors of him directing "Justice League" were true, he loudly denied any affiliation with the project.
"I’m not working on the 'Justice League.' One of the problems with entertainment web sites is that they need to fill pages, and that’s how rumours get started," he said. "'Justice League' sounds really exciting, but it’s not something I’m working on."
Will Beall wrote the "Justice League" script. Since the movie likely won't hit theaters until at least 2015, don't be surprised if we have to wait a little longer to find out who is actually directing it.
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