Ben Affleck – he’s a man that I used to enjoy mocking because of his wooden acting skills and the perpetual look of constipation he wears on his face. But the damn bastard had to go and ruin my fun by switching to the director’s chair and actually making a decent name for himself. And now that he’s no longer Matt Damon’s sidekick (whatever happened to Damon, anyways?), people want to hear what he has to say.
In particular, people are interested in knowing what the big hubbub was with his potential involvement in the Justice League movie. Well, in a recent interview with HitFix, Affleck talks a bit about that rumor and has a few other things to say.
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Concerning his “involvement” with Justice League:
It’s one of those things where the closest I came was some people talked to me about it like at a meeting. They were like, ‘Here’s the stuff we’re doing,’ you know? ‘Here’s what we’re looking at.’ That kind of thing. And they suggested it. But I don’t think there’s a script. I don’t think there’s anything.
About the use of the universal approach to making movies across comic book properties:
I think there’s a DC ‘Avengers’ that could be done because they have the characters for it. And there’s some stuff in the comics now that’s kind of interesting, and it’s cool. That’s what Marvel does so well. They do a lot of things well, but one of the things that I’m really impressed by is how they coordinated all those movies. I mean, you never see somebody make a whole movie with the eye of, like, building it into new sequels, but that’s because you’re just hoping it’s a hit and you’ll do it again.
But for shooting these kind of satellite movies with the notion that later on you’ll build the planet that they’re orbiting around, and coordinating it all ahead of time, and imagining how the story’s going to work and flow with Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, it’s a big deal. You don’t see that level of organization much in movies. You know what I mean? It’s like enough to just get one movie together and off the ground.
And whether he would consider getting involved in one of these projects if he was actually asked to:
I would love it. My interest is really just in, you know, if I like the characters and if the stories seem smart and surprise me. The things that people look for. So those things exist in the superhero genre. And when they do, I think it’s really exciting… So it’s just about finding a good script, honestly. I wouldn’t be into something or not based on the genre.
So there you have it, from the mouth of the Affleck.
So what do the NerdReaders think? Give Affleck a job doing something super hero? Maybe put him in charge of a Star Wars flick? Or should we bring Matt Damon back and force them to act together once more?
Thanks to HitFix for the interview.