Ben Affleck Gets Cold Feet To Direct The Batman, Admits There Is “No Script”

Blockbuster films have been salvaged from far worse situations than this, but DC should ask itself why a long-term planned franchise continues to have problems with a crucial part of the series. The Batman, an upcoming sequel to Justice League and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, remains in a state of turmoil as the star at the heart of production admitted to the press that he does not know if he will direct the movie, as well as outlining that a script is yet to surface.

Speaking to UK's The Guardian for an in-depth interview that covered his recent work on the gangster thriller Live By Night and his reaction to the Trump presidency win, Affleck gave a less than reassuring answer as to whether or not he will direct the superhero flick when it comes to pass.

“That’s the idea," he replied. "But it’s not a set thing and there’s no script. If it doesn’t come together in a way I think is really great I’m not going to do it.”

New Poster Shows 3 of the Justice League Heroes

Justice League DC Poster

Aside from a short cameo in Suicide Squad and being shot in the teaser trailer, this image provided to Entertainment Weekly is a real insight into the debut of the Flash. All as he links up with Batman and Wonder Woman for Justice League. Making a cinematic release on November 17, 2017th, Ezra Miller's portrayal of the speedster has been likened to Beatles drummer Ringo Starr by the actor himself.

“He annoys everybody, but he doesn’t have any specific beef with anyone,” Miller said. “Uncle Fish Curry [Aquaman] is very grumpy. Dad [Batman] gets grumpy too. (He’s had a long life of fighting crime.) ­Wonder Woman is very considerate, so even though she’s annoyed with the Flash, she’s still very compassionate.”

Director Zack Snyder gave two thumbs up to the ensemble picture, outlining how the collection of stars have come together to make it work. “I’m super happy with the chemistry of my league of justice doers,” explained Snyder.

Director Scott Slams Superhero Universe

Ridley Scott Aliens

Not sitting on the fence to worry about his relationships with other Hollywood types, Aliens director Ridley Scott gave a scathing opinion on the superhero genre. All in hopes to argue that there is no story to work with. Focusing on two DC characters in particular, he did not hold back.

“Superhero movies are not my kind of thing — that’s why I’ve never really done one,” said a frank Scott. “(I’ve been asked) several times, but I can’t believe in the thin, gossamer tightrope of the non-reality of the situation of the superhero.... I’ve done that kind of movie: Blade Runner really is a comic strip when you think about it. It’s a dark story told in an unreal world. You could almost put Batman or Superman in that world, that atmosphere, except I’d have a f—ing good story, as opposed to no story!”

Source: The Guardian, EW, The Wrap