Ben Affleck lined up for DC return – but not as Batman

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DC’s big shakeup — pioneered by new co-heads James Gunn and Peter Safran at the newly formed DC Studios — is slowly revealing itself to fans, with big news seemingly coming every hour.

In the latest installment, a Twitter chain started by James Gunn shared that Henry Cavill would not be returning as Superman … but by the end of the chain, Ben Affleck’s name had come up.

To clarify, Affleck won’t be taking over the reins as Clark Kent (he’s already set to appear as Batman in some of next year’s DC movie releases, filmed before the takeover), but he might take on an entirely new role behind the camera.

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When Gunn brought up Superman as one of the first projects to start next year, a fan asked if he would write and direct, to which he said yes to the former, while revealing that a director had not been set as of yet. yet.

Another fan called in and asked if Affleck could be set to direct the pre-production film. Gunn mysteriously replied, “Met Ben yesterday precisely because he wants to direct and we want him to direct; we just have to find the right project.”

So it sounds like Affleck probably won’t be in the director’s chair for Supermanbut has a strong chance of directing another project in Gunn and Safran’s list.

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The actor will definitely appear in two films as Batman next year in the continuation of the DC Extended Universe: Ezra Miller’s The flash (June 16) and Jason Momoa’s Aquaman and the Lost Empire (December 25).

After this, his connection to DC is unclear. But considers Gunns confirmed admiration for Affleck as Batmanand now the apparent likelihood of Affleck working as a director in the new DC landscape, it looks like he could have a big part to play.

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