Ben Affleck’s return to the DC Universe is brewing. James Gunn, director and president of DC Studios, has stated this publicly.
James Gunn has announced the return of Ben Affleck, but not as you expected. According to DC Studios co-CEO James Gunn, the actor who played Batman in DC Universe’s past has been in talks with Gunn and Peter Safran to direct a new universe movie. Therefore, he would return to the DCU … but his return would not happen as everyone expected. According to James Gunn, he and Ben Affleck met for the last time last tuesday december 13. The meeting discussed potential DC Universe superhero projects the former Batman actor would be best directed to direct. “I met with Ben yesterday precisely because he wants to direct and we want him to direct,” said the president of DC Studios. “We just have to find the right project.”
Among those on the slate is Superman. In the initial stages, our story will be focusing on an earlier part of Superman’s life, so the character will not be played by Henry Cavill.— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) December 15, 2022
This news came shortly after James Gunn announced that Superman star Henry Cavill would not be returning as the Man of Steel in the future. A very hard blow for lovers of the DC Universe, although maybe the return of Ben Affleck will end up fixing it with the audience.
The new ‘Batman’ movie should be his
Warner Bros. Pictures Ben Affleck has worked as a director on many hit movies throughout his career. And it’s clear that James Gunn and Peter Safran think he has something to bring to the table when it comes to his next DCU slate. Although the former DC star could put his talents at the service of any movie, obviously is specialized in one character above all. that character is batmanGiven that Ben Affleck has played the character in multiple projects and was even in the process of making his own Dark Knight-centric feature film, his knowledge of the character is beyond any average director. Affleck knows Bruce Wayne inside and out, and while it hasn’t been confirmed, it’s very possible and even likely that this mystery movie is about the DCU’s Batman.. Let’s hope James Gunn doesn’t let an opportunity like this slip by.