"Absolutely Not": Ben Affleck Says He Will Never Direct DC Movie For James Gunn

Ben Affleck has said that he would never direct a DC movie under James Gunn.

Entertainment Desk By Entertainment Desk | 17-03-2023
Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck has said that he would never direct a DC movie under James Gunn.

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Ben Affleck has finally confirmed that he has no interest in directing a superhero movie, especially under DC Studios CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran. Earlier in 2016, it was announced that Ben Affleck would be writing, directing and starring in a 'Batman' film, but the actor has now confirmed that he has no such plans as he is done with directing for DC. 

“I would not direct something for the [James] Gunn DC. Absolutely not. I have nothing against James Gunn. Nice guy, sure he’s going to do a great job. I just wouldn’t want to go in and direct in the way they’re doing that. I’m not interested in that," Affleck said in The Hollywood Reporter cover story.

Before the Matt Reeves' 'The Batman' which released last year, there were plans for the Affleck's scrapped project to focus on Arkham Asylum and the movie would have also shown the darker side of Batman through his split psyche.

“I was going to direct a ‘Batman,’ and [‘Justice League’] made me go, ‘I’m out. I never want to do any of this again. I’m not suited,'. That was the worst experience I’ve ever seen in a business which is full of some shitty experiences. It broke my heart," said Affleck.

When asked about superhero projects, Affleck said: "“I don’t condescend to that or put it down, but I got to a point where I found it creatively not satisfying. Also just, you’re sweaty and exhausted. And I thought, ‘I don’t want to participate in this in any way. And I don’t want to squander any more of my life, of which I have a limited amount.'”

Previously in 2022, Affleck had called 'Justice League', the nadir of his career. 

Earlier, James Gunn had confirmed that he would directing 'Superman Legacy' which will hit the theatres in 2025. 

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