For about a day the Internet was alight with a not-small amount of anxiety over the news that Ben Affleck might be Warner Bros.' choice to direct a Justice League flick. Now we know that Affleck's not interested, but rumor has it there are already other names at the top of the list.
Before we get to who might be headed to the director's chair for Justice League, here's what Ben Affleck said about those rumors that he'd be the man.
"I'm not working on the Justice League. One of the problems with entertainment web sites is that they need to fill pages, and that's how rumours get started ... Justice League sounds really exciting, but it's not something I'm working on."
So unless something drastic happens, you can definitely erase his name from any list of prospects, but over at Moviehole they're claiming to have a source close to Warner Bros. that says Andy and Lana Wachowski are now up for the gig.
Rumor has it the WB bigwigs are quite pleased with Cloud Atlas (which the studio is distributing) as both a visual powerhouse and an ambitious work with an ensemble cast. Of course, a successful Justice League flick would have to feature both of those things as well, so it makes sense that the Wachowskis would be mentioned in Warner Bros. board rooms right about now.
Of course, this could end up nothing more than a mention of two names. For all we know, right now the Wachowskis don't even want to do a flick like this. But it is an intriguing possibility.
What do you think? Would the Wachowskis be able to steer the JLA in the right direction, or should Warner Bros. keep looking?