Ben Affleck Vowed to “Absolutely Not” Direct a Movie Under James Gunn’s DCU: “I’m not interested in that”

It would have been interesting to have had Ben Affleck helm a DC film.

Ben Affleck Vowed to "Absolutely Not" Direct a Movie Under James Gunn's DCU: "I'm not interested in that"


  • Ben Affleck's tenure as Batman was disappointing as he did not get to delve deep into the character and was not given a solo film.
  • Affleck has stated that The Flash was the most satisfying portrayal of the character he has ever played and he is not interested in directing a DCU movie under James Gunn
  • Gunn had indicated that he is still interested in working with Affleck on a new DCU project.
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Ben Affleck recently ended his tenure in the DCU playing Batman. His tenure can be best described as a disappointing one as he did not really get to delve deep into the character and was not given the chance to do so. He was never given a solo film, he had a horrible time filming Justice League, and therefore, it is sad for fans and also for him to not get a prop chance at really doing justice to the character.

Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck

He recently said that The Flash was the most satisfying portrayal of the character and the good time had ended too soon. Gunn had also indicated that he still was talking to Affleck about being a part of making the new DCU. However, Affleck addressed Gunn’s comments and confirmed that he is not interested in being in any capacity with Gunn’s DCU.

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Ben Affleck is Not Interested in Directing a DCU Movie Under James Gunn

Ben Affleck in The Flash
Ben Affleck in The Flash

Since his departure from playing Batman, Ben Affleck was rumored to direct a DCU project under James Gunn. Gunn commented on this aspect of Affleck wanting to helm a DC film saying, (via SlashFilm)

“And we’re working with Ben Affleck, who really wants to be [and] has been a part of our architectural team trying to bring things together, and he really wants to direct one of our projects. We’re excited for him doing that. But this is the story of Damian Wayne, who is Batman’s actual son, who he didn’t know existed for the first eight to 10 years of his life.”

However, Affleck has come out and addressed Gunn’s statements saying that he is not interested in being a part of or directing any of Gunn’s DCU films. He told The Hollywood Reporter,

“I would not direct something for the [James] Gunn DC. Absolutely not. I have nothing against James Gunn. Nice guy, sure he’s going to do a great job. I just wouldn’t want to go in and direct in the way they’re doing that. I’m not interested in that.”

The two statements made by the two individuals are interesting because Affleck’s comments come as a total contrast to what Gunn said about him. Maybe something did not work out or Affleck changed his mind after initially agreeing to work with Gunn. But it would have been interesting to have had Affleck helm a DC film as he wanted to do a solo Batman film before also. Currently, it seems Affleck wants to leave DC for good and move on to greater things.


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Ben Affleck’s Air Will Receive a Prestigious Honor at The Gotham Awards

Ben Affleck in Air
Ben Affleck in Air

It was recently announced that Ben Affleck’s biographical sports drama Air will receive the first-ever Gotham Visionary Icon and Creator Tribute at the Gotham Awards this year. The ceremony will honor Affleck’s efforts to bring the incredible story about the shoe partnership that defined Michael Jordon and the team behind the film. Jeffrey Sharp, executive director of The Gotham Film & Media Institute said, (via Variety)

“Both gripping and hilarious, Air is a deeply refreshing reminder to the film industry that audiences respond to smart, original narratives. By capturing the dramatic story behind the most monumental partnership in the history of sports marketing, the film highlights the power of knowing your worth and using that knowledge to take the right risks. We are privileged to honor both the story behind a legend and the Air team who brought that story to life with the Visionary Icon & Creator Tribute.”

The film deserves the honor as it was an inspiring yet funny portrayal of a monumental moment in the history of sports and the career of a legend like Michael Jordan. Fans who have not experienced this wonderful film can watch it on Amazon Prime.


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Written by Rahul Thokchom

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Rahul Thokchom is a content writer at Fandomwire who is passionate about covering the world of pop culture and entertainment. He has a Masters Degree in English that contributes to the richness and creativity in his works.