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Old August 9 2012, 04:03 AM   #181
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Re: They are going ahead with a Justice League movie

Keep in mind Deadline is also a rival of Variety's which broke the story, as cinemablend points out in their article.

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Has-B...gue-32386.html
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Old August 9 2012, 10:27 AM   #182
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Re: They are going ahead with a Justice League movie

Heh that's weird I was just thinking yesterday morning he could be a candidate for director.

Ben Affleck as Batman?
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Old August 9 2012, 10:38 AM   #183
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Too smug.

I remember once in the 60s, the shit hit the fan after a botched kidnapping that it was Millionaire Bruce Wayne and Robin who fought the Jokers goons to a standstill... And Robin is saying "Dude, don't be so awesome, let them hit you in the face more or they'll figure out that you're really Batman."

Bruce Wayne is a drunk slob of a slut, & his only other setting is passed out.

How difficult would it be to DIRECT Afleck into being that guy?
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Old August 9 2012, 11:12 AM   #184
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Re: They are going ahead with a Justice League movie

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I'm not sure why people are rolling their eyes at Affleck (here and elsewhere). He has a solid track record as a director. Indeed, at this point, he's already directed as many feature films as Joss Whedon had when he tackled The Avengers. And has at least one Oscar for screenwriting.

And, as Captain Craig pointed out, John Favreau was not an obvious choice for IRON MAN, but . . .
This.

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Judging by previous interviews I've read with Affleck, there's no chance whatsoever he'll want to do this.

He has no interest in the mainstream, popcorny stuff anymore and prefers making interesting, arty films now.
I think you're only half right. I would say that Gone, Baby Gone and The Town are mainstream but not popcorny. I'd say that they're interesting but not arty. They were both mainstream intelligent thrillers of the type that is increasingly rare in big-budget Hollywood now. They weren't Transformers but neither were they Dogme.

He's made it clear that he has no interest in returning to Daredevil so I suspect that he doesn't have any interest in comic book movies and won't do this. But I think his CV is not unlike that of Chris Nolan before he did Batman (Memento and Insomnia under his belt) or Bryan Singer pre-X-Men (Usual Suspects and Apt Pupil).

And he's great with ensembles whole The Town in particular showed that he can handle an action scene. It looks like they want a director in the vein of Nolan. I'm not entirely persuaded that making a JL movie first, without introducing its characters individually is a good idea. But if they're going to do it, they could opt for a much worse director.
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Old August 9 2012, 07:51 PM   #185
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I'm not sure why people are rolling their eyes at Affleck (here and elsewhere). . .
Do not question the internet fanboy hatred of Ben Affleck. It is a mysterious fundamental force of the universe much like the secret gravity which steals your socks from the dryer. You cannot hope to fathom that force even if you spent your lifetime contemplating strange and charmed quarks, heating coils and the horrible trend begun by the unnamed reporter who coined the term "Bennifer". Some things are simply beyond our ken and must be accepted, which means, in the end, Ben Affleck has your socks. Deal with it.
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Old August 9 2012, 08:24 PM   #186
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Ben Affleck is a good director. Very good even. The Town and Gone Baby Gone are both really good movies.

I haven't seen any evidence that he can do really big budget action sequences though. But that doesn't mean he can't, after all there was a time where Joss Whedon, Favreau, etc didn't have that experience either.

Justice League needs that larger than life bombastic quality. It seems like such a massive change in style from what he's done previously though.
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Old August 9 2012, 09:55 PM   #187
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If anything, given the noirish aspects of his movies to date, I'd forget about Affleck for JLA and be trying to line him up for the Batman reboot.
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Old August 10 2012, 02:00 AM   #188
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I wouldn't be surprised if Warner Bros does consider him for the Batman reboot if he does end up turning down "Justice League". He has become one of their go to directors lately.
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Old August 10 2012, 02:02 AM   #189
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"I'm not interested in doing that movie about DC superheroes. What else ya got?"
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Old August 10 2012, 05:54 AM   #190
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If anything, given the noirish aspects of his movies to date, I'd forget about Affleck for JLA and be trying to line him up for the Batman reboot.
No, no, he should direct the Daredvil reboot.
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Old August 10 2012, 06:04 AM   #191
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I wouldn't be surprised if Warner Bros does consider him for the Batman reboot if he does end up turning down "Justice League". He has become one of their go to directors lately.
TDKR hasn't even been out 2 weeks and people are already thinking about the reboot? Where's the respect for Nolan?
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Old August 10 2012, 01:29 PM   #192
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By now, Batman has been "rebooted" several times on television with barely any interval between versions -- The Batman ran simultaneously with Justice League Unlimited, then Batman: The Brave and the Bold came along right after JLU ended, Young Justice overlapped TB&TB, and now we have Beware the Batman coming next year. That's five different incarnations of Batman either overlapping each other or coming close on each other's heels. And that's not counting the multiple versions of Batman seen across the various DC Universe Animated Original Movies on DVD.

I'm sure Nolan understands as well as anyone that Batman is Warner Bros.' biggest and most profitable character (at least now that Harry Potter is over), and they're not going to keep him off movie screens for very long.
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Old August 10 2012, 09:41 PM   #193
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I wouldn't be surprised if Warner Bros does consider him for the Batman reboot if he does end up turning down "Justice League". He has become one of their go to directors lately.
TDKR hasn't even been out 2 weeks and people are already thinking about the reboot? Where's the respect for Nolan?
You're as good as your latest movie. TDKR is fun, but it doesn't make a lick of sense and most people are rather disappointed in it. He missed making a legendary trilogy by one movie so...

(I'm sure he'll cry himself all the way to the bank.)
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Old August 10 2012, 11:47 PM   #194
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^I don't get the sense that most people are disappointed, except in the sense that it's not as great as TDK was. The consensus is that it has serious flaws but is also excellent in a lot of ways.

And I'd say Nolan missed making a legendary trilogy by two movies. TDK is the only really brilliant one that holds together from start to finish. Batman Begins was impressive in a lot of ways, but it was undermined by its badly handled, logically incoherent action scenes, specifically the temple explosion and the whole climactic sequence.
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Old August 10 2012, 11:54 PM   #195
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For writing/directing a JLA movie how about... Kevin Smith?

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