Variety is reporting that Ben Affleck has decided to step away from the director’s chair. Affleck will stay on as producer and star but now the hunt is on for a new directer.
Sources that are close to the Affleck and Warner Bros., said that it was a decision made by both parties.
“There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions,” Affleck said in a statement. “Performing this role demands focus, passion and the very best performance I can give. It has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require. Together with the studio, I have decided to find a partner in a director who will collaborate with me on this massive film. I am still in this, and we are making it, but we are currently looking for a director. I remain extremely committed to this project, and look forward to bringing this to life for fans around the world.”
Is this another bad omen for Warner Bro., and DC. Awhile ago a story was leaked (true or false) that the script was bad but executives at Warner Bros did care as long as it made money over seas. That may have changed with Affleck and Geoff Johns have wrote a script for the solo “Batman” movie.
I for one will wait and see.
How about you. Is Affleck leaving the directors chair good or bad for the film.
So you all know that the main cast has be set for the next Superman movie, Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman man and Bryan Cranston as Lex Luther. If you do not know that then man where have you been hiding. Well a crafty person, solyentbrak1 has put together a fine trailer for the movie. Using various clips for different films solyenbrak1 done a find job. I have to say some to the fan made movie clips are a hell of a lot better than the one the movie studio put out.
Source: YouTube, Solyentbrak1
Check out his YouTube page for all the sources he/she used to make the clip.
Guess what is making the news tonight.
Ben Affleck is Batman!?!
That’s right ladies and gentlemen. The man that protrayed Dare Devil is now going to but on the famous suit of the dark knight. Now before you think I am one of the many people that have been bashing Mr Affleck over these many years. I am not. I have always like the guy. I even like Dare Devil. What you say, you like that movie. Are you f’n nuts. No a little crazy but not nuts. My fear is that the movie going public will bash the movie even before it gets going. That they will dismiss the film because it has that Ben Affleck guy in it. I really, really hope I am wrong about this and Mr Affleck comes out and does a great job.
“We knew we needed an extraordinary actor to take on one of DC Comics’ most enduringly popular superheroes, and Ben Affleck certainly fits that bill, and then some. His outstanding career is a testament to his talent, and we know he and Zack will bring new dimension to the duality of this character,” said Greg Silverman, Warner Bros.’ president of creative development and worldwide production.
Zach Synder also added: “Ben provides an interesting counterbalance to Henry’s Superman. He has the acting chops to create a layered portrayal of a man who is older and wiser than Clark Kent and bears the scars of a seasoned crime fighter, but retain the charm that the world sees in billionaire Bruce Wayne. I can’t wait to work with him.”
Source of quotes from The Hollywood Reporter.
The movie is slated to open on July 17, 2015.