Ben Affleck signed up to multiple Batman films with a potential director role in Justice League
Film fans may have only just got over last week’s announcement that Ben Affleck has been cast as Batman in a follow-up to Superman film Man Of Steel, but the latest news is that he may also appear in other movies as the superhero.
According to industry website The Hollywood Reporter, Affleck’s involvement is the result of months of discussions between the Oscar-winner, the Man of Steel director Zack Snyder and the film’s producer, Christopher Nolan, who also directed the most recent Batman films starring Christian Bale.
During these talks, which reportedly even “many Warners [Bros] executives [were] unaware of” Affleck signed “for multiple movies, should sequels continue to proliferate.”
Ben Affleck was previously asked to direct Man Of Steel and Justice League, leading to speculation that there will be a film featuring more of the comic book heroes: Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and others in a joint attempt to save the world. Affleck, who directed the Oscar-winning Argo in 2012, could either star in the film, direct or it both.
While Affleck’s appointment has been met with some angst – nearly 80,000 people have signed a petition to undo the casting – his colleagues have been supportive. Joss Whedon, who directed rival superhero movie The Avengers tweeted that “Affleck’ll crush it. He’s got the chops, he’s got the chin – just needs the material. Affleck and [Henry] Cavill toe to toe – I’m in.”