DC fans seem to have woken up to a frenzy of escalating news about the future of their favourite characters after James Gunn and Peter Safran took over as co-heads. After Henry Cavill announced that he will not be reprising his role as Superman in the Man of Steel follow-up that will be written by James Gunn, now a potential name for the director has come up in the form of Ben Affleck
Met with Ben yesterday precisely because he wanted to direct & we want him to direct; we just have to find the right project.” said James Gunn in response to a Twitter fan asking whether the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice star could be the director. The Academy Award-winner has directed several films in the past, including Live By Night (2016) and Argo (2012). Earlier, Ben had also planned to helm the standalone Batman movie, one where he wanted to focus on building up the world’s greatest detective aspect of The Batman. Unfortunately he couldn’t narrow it down on a good script and passed on the baton to director Matt Reeves. I met with Ben yesterday because he wants to direct and we want him to direct. Just find the right project.
Henry was last seen as Superman in his DC latest release, Black Adam, starring Dwayne Johnson. He appeared in the film’s post-credits scene, and fans were thrilled to see a future Superman appearance.DC also recently canceled the third installment of Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman movie starring Gal Gadot.