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‘F*cking Amazing if He Directs R-Rated Punisher Movie’: Netizens React to Ben Affleck Being Eyed to Direct New Marvel Project Rumor

Ben Affleck has been known for starring in movies, producing them, and also directing some famous hits. A “trusted source” at the Giant Freakin Robot reported of Marvel Studios offering him the chance to direct an unnamed film for the MCU. As per the source, he is also heavily interested in directing the movie.

Ben Affleck posing for the cameras.
Ben Affleck

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When Marvel offered Ben Affleck to direct a movie

A poster for Marvel's The Punisher (2017).
A poster for Marvel’s The Punisher (2017).

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According to the sources mentioned above, Marvel Studios allegedly reached out to the Batman actor and asked him to direct one of Marvel’s movies. It is not rare for him to direct a movie since he has several experiences in directing and starring in a movie. Directing movies such as Argo and The Town, the actor has full-on hands experience on how to be a director.

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There are several movies pending that could very well be the director’s first step into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The director of the new Fantastic Four recently left the directorship (Jon Watts), this could be where Ben Affleck picks up the pace for the hero-ensemble team which won’t fail at all (*cough* Justice League *cough*). There are also the rumored films of X-Men Thunderbolt, Shang-Chi 2, and World War Hulk. However these films are purely rumored and not at all confirmed, they are a necessity for Marvel Studios.

How did the netizens react to the rumor

Ben Affleck in The Accountant (2016).
Ben Affleck in as The Accountant (2016).

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Here’s the reaction of the fans when they heard the alleged rumor of the actor-director directing the movie. Several of the fans want the Gone Girl actor to direct an R-rated Punisher film.

This fan proved Ben Affleck’s brilliance in the tweet.

And here, you can hear the pain of DC fans.

For those of the unnerved, The Punisher is a character that is based on pure revenge for the killing of his wife and child. As the story states, The Punisher is a badass character that deserves an R-rated movie to portray his true self. And who better to direct than the man who has seen it all: – Ben Affleck.

Source: Giant Freakin Robot