Because Matt Damon was always the better Ben Affleck, Ben Affleck quit being Ben Affleck and became Ben Affleck 2: Ben Afflecker, the director. Having pulled through with crime film The Town, Warner Bros are looking to counter the announcement of the Joss Whedon-directed Avengers 2: Avenge Harder (working title) with the surprise move of attaching Ben Affleck(er) to the helm of the upcoming Justice League film.
Thus far, Affleck is the only candidate who’s been sent Will Beall’s JUSTICE LEAGUE script, which the GANGSTER SQUAD scribe was hired to write last summer. DC Comics’ answer to Marvel’s Avengers, JUSTICE LEAGUE is expected to bring together marquee characters Batman and Superman, as well as Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and The Flash. Affleck has made it clear that he’s only interested in directing films in which he also stars — THE TOWN and ARGO are proof of that — so its likely that if this pairing ever came to fruition, he would don a suit of his own.
So, with The Affleckson directing and His Royal Affleck inevitably starring, I’m not sure whether the future of Warner vs Marvel looks bleak or hilariously entertaining.