Before Argo was the fake movie that saved six lives, it was a real script that had real art from the king of comics, Jack Kirby.
When word broke that a Justice League movie was in the works, the big rumor was that Ben Affleck (Argo) was on the short-list to direct and possibly star as one of the iconic heroes. Now, he sets the record straight: He was never actually offered the film, so he didn't technically pass on it. But that doesn't mean he's not interested in doing it.
Ben Affleck's quickly become one of the most sought-after directors in Hollywood. Over the past few months, he's been rumored for everything from the Justice League to The Stand. But when it comes to the latter, he hasn't gained much traction. So what's the hold-up?
He's currently one of the hottest directors in Hollywood, so it stands to reason that his name might come up in connection with one of the biggest projects of the next few years. But no, Ben Affleck doesn't want to direct the new Star Wars movie.
These days, life is pretty good for Ben Affleck. He's an acclaimed director with another promising drama, Argo, on its way to theaters. But just a few years ago, he was in the middle of a series of career disappointments, one of which was the less-than-impressive comic book flick Daredevil.
Yesterday, we heard that Warner Bros. was sitting down with a potential director for its long-awaited Justice League movie, and the name of the director made some (OK, many) fans very nervous (OK, angry). But now it seems Ben Affleck's meeting with WB may have really just been a meeting.
For a hard-boiled C.I.A. thriller, the new flick Argo is definitely loaded with geek bait—and now we finally have our first look at the twisty-turvy trailer.
Ever since we heard about Warner Bros. big-screen adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand back in February, we've been waiting for some hard news on just who'd be working on this thing.
Before Zack Snyder nabbed the job of directing the Superman reboot, there were a ton of other directors in the running, including Ben Affleck, who won an Oscar for co-writing Good Will Hunting (but didn't win anything for starring in that somewhat lame Daredevil movie).