If you’ve been following all the rumors about Ben Affleck taking on the directors chair for Justice League well we have more news to throw at you . Over at MTV News they talked to Ben Affleck about his thoughts on the subject .
“What happens is that there’s a lot of bloggers and Internet interest around superhero movies, so there’s regularly a rumor that comes up. Obviously [with regard to] ‘Justice League,’ once ‘Avengers’ happened, they think, ‘Well, it would be crazy not to make “Justice League,” ‘ and I’m sure they will,” Affleck explained of the genesis of that particular rumor. “I guess I should be flattered, and I’m sure it will be cool. I’ve seen some of the stuff from the new ‘Superman’ movie, and that stuff is awesome. I think they took a really cool, real approach to Superman, which no one has done before, so if that trend continues, I’m sure ‘Justice League’ will be great.”
We then asked Affleck if, given his prior experience in 2003’s “Daredevil,” he’d be game to take on a different comic book, particularly since that genre has evolved so much in recent years.
“I would if there was one I liked. I had a negative experience with the one comic book I liked, it was just a movie that didn’t work,” Affleck said. “It’s such a shame, because, first of all, ‘Daredevil’ [is] a great book, great idea, and then right after that, they figured out that it was better to make the movies good, and then they started making them cool and investing in them,” he said. “I felt like I was in the 1930s with that outfit, the trousers: ‘Hey, chum, hold up there! This fella’s trying to rob a bank!’ ” he joked of his turn as the blind guardian angel.
“It was a drag, but I did love it as a kid, and they’re rebooting it. I got contacted about it, and I was like, ‘That wouldn’t be a reboot [if I was involved],’ but I really hope they do a good job, because that’s a great property and deserves something really, really good,” he continued, adding that we shouldn’t cross his name off any prospective superhero movie lists just yet.
“I would love to do [a comic book movie] if it was the right one, if I thought I could do it well,” Affleck said. “I think you have to, with any movie, have an idea for it that’s original and unique and committed to it, and that’s a hard thing to find.”
Source – MTV News
– Adam Prince