New directors linked to Justice League movie

News Glen Chapman 28 Aug 2012 - 06:21

With Ben Affleck declaring himself out, have a directorial duo have emerged as Warner Bros' favourites for the Justice League job?

A few weeks back there were rumblings that Ben Affleck was being considered by Warner Brothers to take the helm of the planned Justice League movie. In fact, the rumour mill was strongly suggesting that talks between the studio and the director were imminent.

They weren't, of course, as has been confirmed by Ben Affleck, who said “I'm not working on Justice League. One of the problems with entertainment websites is that they need to fill pages and that's how rumours get started... the Justice League sounds really exciting, but it's not something I'm working on".

That's a shame, in a way. Even though there are suspicions abounding as to a Justice League movie right now, Ben Affleck is a smart director, and his upcoming Argo looks like one of the treats of the year. That said, he is already committed to directing the Stephen King adaptation The Stand for the studio anyway. Even if the rumours had been true, his schedule is likely to be blocked out for a while.

With Affleck declaring himself out, the latest rumour suggests that Matrix-duo Lana and Andy Wachowski are now topping the studio's wishlist. Apparently, Warner Bros is delighted with how the pair's forthcoming Cloud Atlas movie is looking, and they're directors who certainly know how to deliver visual spectacle. Furthermore, they're clearly comfortable with films of this scale.

Things preventing the Wachowski's from taking the job would be the fact that they have also got another big project lined up in the form of Jupiter Ascending. In fact, they have Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis lined up to star in the film, which is hoped to be the first part of a trilogy.

More news on Justice League when we get it, though.

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