It will be greater than completely comprehensible if Ben Affleck determined he would reasonably make a clear break with the world of DC superheroes at this stage. Throughout an in-depth interview with The Hollywood Reporter about his skilled ambitions and forthcoming tasks, the multi-hyphenate and frequent Web meme talked about his not-so-wonderful expertise making “Justice League” and feeling like he lastly “nailed” the function of Batman together with his flip in “The Flash.” Affleck then went on to make clear he does not count on to be directing something for James Gunn and Peter Safran’s relaunch of the franchise:
“I might not direct one thing for the [James] Gunn DC. Completely not. I’ve nothing in opposition to James Gunn. Good man, certain he’ll do an important job. I simply would not need to go in and direct in the way in which they’re doing that. I am not excited by that.”
So there you go. Maybe taking part in the Caped Crusader post-“Justice League” afforded him an unexpected sense of closure with regards to his time hanging out in DC’s massive display screen sandbox. Or maybe it was solely after speaking with Gunn and Safran that Affleck got here to appreciate he finds superhero tales “considerably repetitive” and “much less fascinating” in the intervening time, as he informed THR. Or perhaps this can be a “as soon as burned, twice shy” kind of scenario after Affleck’s authentic model of “The Batman” fell by means of. Regardless of the case, Affleck has mentioned his piece on the matter.
You possibly can catch Affleck and his superb ’80s shades in his upcoming directorial effort “Air,” which hits theaters on April 5, 2023.