In the latest Smodcast, Kevin Smith revealed that he’s seen Ben Affleck in his Bat-suit for Batman vs. Superman and he absolutely fucking loves it. However, he was also a big fan of Affleck in Daredevil, so there’s that.
Ben Affleck has had his moments of brilliance— with Matt Damon in Good Will Hunting, he’s done a great job directing movies like Argo, but holy fuck he would be one of the last people I would cast as Batman. When I think of him as Batman, I think of him doing the sleazy date rapist persona he had in Mallrats. Christian Bale wasn’t great, and people jeered the choice of Michael Keaton in the 1989 Batman movie at first, and he turned out to be the best, but I’ve seen enough Affleck to get a really bad feeling about this. Prove me wrong.
With John Kerry pretty much a certain thing to take up the position of Secretary of State, that’s going to leave a Senate seat open in Massachusetts, and it’s one the Republicans are eyeing strongly, even though Mass is about a blue state as it gets. Of the many rumored contenders for the seat, actor/director Ben Affleck was one that seemed to be showing up on a bunch of lists. But yesterday, Affleck took to Facebook to kill the rumors dead.
Ben Affleck recently dispelled the rumors that he would be directing DC’s Justice League movie. And now the speculation machine has landed its spinning arrow on the Wachowskis as directing the film, but who knows at this point. Just get Zach Snyder or something.
The real work on Justice League won’t begin until after Man of Steel is completed, but there’s already another big question on the table— who should play Batman? Joseph Gordon Levitt?
For the upcoming Justice League movie, Warner Bros has apparently approached Ben Affleck to direct. Ben Affleck? Yeah, Ben Affleck. He’s a good director and he’s a comic book nerd, so he might be able to pull it off.
Stephen King’s The Stand is coming to the big screen, and it looks like the man behind the camera will be none other than Ben Affleck. Wait now, don’t hate— Ben Affleck is a good director. But for The Stand? Well, he’s got to break out of his own gritty Boston dramas at some point.
For a couple weeks, there have been all sorts of rumors swirling over who’s been on producer Chris Nolan’s shortlist for a director for a Superman reboot— some of the best and most interesting directors out there. And then yesterday, buried in Deadline’s weekend box office wrap up was this news:
Opening this weekend was The Town, which represents Ben Affleck’s second foray into feature-length film directing after Gone Baby Gone from 2007 and his third go-round at writing a feature length screenplay (Good Will Hunting and Gone Baby Gone before that) and the result is an impressive, high-intensity, high action cops and robbers movie that ends up being something well worth seeing. By the end, the movie seems to run a little long, but it’s very well directed with an amazing A-list ensemble cast.