What a difference directing a critically-acclaimed movie makes.
Variety has reported that Ben Affleck, director of The Town and former star of Daredevil and Hollywoodland, is under consideration by Warner Bros. to direct a movie adaptation of DC Comics' premier superteam, the Justice League. Affleck is expected to meet with the studio shortly to discuss the project and is the only prospective director so far that has been sent a copy of the script by Will Beall that was first announced back in June.
The article mentions that Affleck might hesitate taking on the project because it would keep him from directing other films for a few years, but he would still be available as an actor. He received an offer to star in Greg Bertlanti's science fiction drama Replay, based on a 1987 book by Ken Grimwood, but has yet to accept the role.
Affleck has recently finished directing and starring in Argo, a film about a CIA specialist working to free six Americans during the Iranian revolution, and is currently filming Runner, Runner, which focuses on a businessman caught up in offshore online gaming. He is also reportedly attempting to get a two-film adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand to the big screen.
If Affleck does direct Justice League, the film probably wouldn't arrive in theaters until sometime in 2015.