US actor and filmmaker Ben Affleck poses as he arrives to attend the European premiere of the film Suicide Squad in central London on August 3, 2016.  / AFP / JUSTIN TALLIS        (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Movies - TV
Ben Affleck Is In Talks To Direct A Feature
For DC
Variety has reported that Ben Affleck met with the new heads of DC Studios, James Gunn and Peter Safran, and discussed returning to the DC universe, but not to reprise his role as Batman. Gunn revealed via his Twitter account that "[Affleck] wants to direct & we want him to direct; we just have to find the right project."
Affleck was once in place to direct his own standalone Batman movie, which he described as focusing on the "world's greatest detective" side of the Caped Crusader. He ultimately couldn't find a script he was happy with and ended up passing the reins over to Matt Reeves, who did his own version of that project as a total spinoff from the established DCEU.
Affleck is a phenomenal filmmaker, having directed notable films such as "Argo," "Gone Baby Gone," and "The Town," which all stand out as works of a confident storyteller who knows how to focus on the character first. It's clear that Gunn and Safran aim to disrupt the DC status quo, and however it turns out, it's an exciting time.