Ben Affleck has officially shot down the possibility of him directing anything from James Gunn and Peter Safran’s slate of new DC superhero movies.
Gunn tweeted in December that he had spoken with Affleck, who starred as the Dark Knight in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, “precisely because he wants to direct [and] we want him to direct,” with the filmmaker adding, “We just have to find the right project.”
But Affleck has now said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, “I would not direct something for the Gunn DC. Absolutely not.”
Met with Ben yesterday precisely because he wants to direct & we want him to direct; we just have to find the right project. https://t.co/Haz1APdlVN
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) December 15, 2022
He clarified, “I have nothing against James Gunn. Nice guy, sure he’s going to do a great job. I just wouldn’t want to go in and direct in the way they’re doing that. I’m not interested in that.”
Affleck will, however, appear as Bruce Wayne/Batman in The Flash, which hits theaters June 16.