Ben Affleck on Directing for James Gunn’s DC: “Completely Not”

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Ben Affleck is at the moment selling each his new equity-first manufacturing firm and the biopic Air, however after all the Hollywood Reporter goes to ask him some questions on Batman. He’s briefly showing because the DC hero in The Flash, however that doesn’t imply he’s eager to return to the character in a better capability… especifically not after Justice League.

That ensemble DC movie was, in Affleck’s personal phrases, the “highest-rated film” of his profession. However rankings don’t do a lot in regards to the “monstrous style” the notoriously troubled movie left in Affleck’s mouth. Whereas he says that he “appreciated quite a lot of the stuff” he did in Batman v Superman, Justice League was a completely completely different story:Justice League … You possibly can educate a seminar on all of the the explanation why that is how to not do it. Starting from manufacturing to dangerous choices to horrible private tragedy,” he stated. “The genius, and the silver lining, is that Zack Snyder finally went to AT&T and was like, ‘Look, I can get you 4 hours of content material’… and now [Zack Snyder’s Justice League] is my highest-rated film on IMDb.”

Even nonetheless, Affleck stated that Justice League “was the worst expertise I’ve ever seen in a enterprise which is stuffed with some shitty experiences.” As a result of he thought that he “wasn’t suited” to the type of manufacturing—and that appearing in a fancy dress in entrance of a pc display was not “creatively satisfying”—he even bowed out of directing a Batman movie that he was stated he was going to be part of. He was so depressing that he turned to self-destruction.

Now, although? “I might not direct one thing for the [James] Gunn DC,” Affleck states. “Completely not. I’ve nothing towards James Gunn. Good man, certain he’s going to do an incredible job. I simply wouldn’t need to go in and direct in the way in which they’re doing that. I’m not considering that.”

The Flash will launch in theaters on June 16, 2023.


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