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“He really wants to be a part of our architecture”: James Gunn Wants Ben Affleck to Direct DCU Movies After Forcing Him Out From Batman

“He really wants to be a part of our architecture”: James Gunn Wants Ben Affleck to Direct DCU Movies After Forcing Him Out From Batman

Ever since Ben Affleck parted ways with his role in the DC Universe, fans have been constantly asking for him to return as Batman and bring to life Zack Snyder’s vision. However, James Gunn seems to have other plans that seemingly coexist with the possibility of ideas that even Affleck himself possesses. The actor was highly praised for his role as Bruce Wayne in the franchise.

Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck

Gunn’s vision wants to explore Affleck’s directorial experience. The actor has proven his touch in direction to be just as filled with finesse as his acting. His talents lie both in front of the camera and behind. The co-CEO of DC Films also sees that. So to even things out, both are interested in seeing the actor direct a future project for the franchise.

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Ben Affleck Could Direct An Upcoming DCU Movie

Ben Affleck has expressed his interest in still being part of the DCU even if as someone who will purely be behind the camera. He has directed a good chunk of movies in the past and they have all received a lot of praise. His skills as a director have often been appreciated and it was only natural for him to start his own production company with Matt Damon.

Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck

“We’re working with Ben Affleck, who really wants to be a part of our architecture team trying to bring things together. And he really wants to direct one of our projects and we’re looking forward to him doing that.”

The DCU slate is massive and presents a huge array of projects that the actor could choose from. Fans have been pointing out how great it would be if Affleck was to direct The Brave and the Bold movie. It is already confirmed by Gunn that the actor will be directing one project. However, it is yet to be decided which one and whether or not he will be involved in more projects.

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Fans Demand Ben Affleck To Direct The Brave And The Bold

Ben Affleck as Batman of Snyderverse
Ben Affleck as Batman

Fans have been jumping at the idea of wanting to see Ben Affleck direct The Brave and the Bold. To see the director bring another version of Batman to life with his vision and the charisma of Damian Wayne. The audience considers that to be a full circle for Affleck.


His involvement with the DCU proves that he parted ways with his character on mutual terms. Fans are wondering just how well he could bring a new Batman into the picture who is very much a family man, unlike Affleck’s version. His version had been mourning the loss of his child and his partner, Robin. The new version, on the other hand, will explore the Caped Crusader’s relationship with his biological son.

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Written by Adya Godboley

An avid writer fluent in everything Marvel, Adya Godboley is a content writer for Fandomwire. She is currently doing her Bachelor's of Arts in English Honours. Adya likes to read a lot and it would not be a surprise to see her spend her entire day playing Genshin Impact. Her articles range from Marvel, DC and movies to Mental Health Awareness.