Despite persistent rumors, Ben Affleck wants you to know that he’s really, really not involved with Warner Bros’ mooted Justice League movie and, yes, he knows that you think that’s probably a bad decision on his part.
Talking to MTV, Affleck addressed the seemingly unending stream of belief that he will direct the mooted Justice League movie that may follow next year’s Man of Steel movie reboot for Superman:
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. 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.
The reason that he won’t be involved, he says, is that he finds that he doesn’t really care to work on superhero movies at the moment, thanks to his experience with Fox’s Daredevil in 2003:
I had a negative experience with the one comic book I liked, it was just a movie that didn’t work… 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. 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!’ It was a drag but I did love it as a kid and they’re rebooting it.
Although he isn’t working on the Justice League movie, he did go on to say that he would work on another comic book movie “if it was the right one and if I thought I could do it well.” Who’s up for starting a rumor that Affleck should head up the Daredevil reboot now that the rights have seemingly reverted to Marvel Studios?