Ben Affleck As Batman and Other Justice League News
Word on the street this morning is that Warner Brothers didn’t just want Ben Affleck to direct ‘Justice League,’ they also wanted him to play Batman. Affleck declined both offers. The shaping up of ‘Justice League’ isn’t looking so good. Warner Brothers doesn’t have a script (after tossing Will Beall’s version), has no real cast, and definitely doesn’t have Affleck. But, the reliable source that is El Mayimbe over at Latino Review says otherwise.
El Mayimbe had this to say about ‘Justice League’ in a recent Tweet: “JUSTICE LEAGUE: TO BE CONTINUED. TRUST ME ON THIS FANBOY NATION.” He ended his Tweet with a ‘RT,’ which can only mean that his word is good. So, even though nearly every other blog is reporting that Justice League is dead in the water, El Mayimbe is reporting otherwise. How reliable is this source?
Batman-News.com Tweets: “@elmayimbe I remember Latino Review as the site that revealed Heath Ledger was going to be Joker. Definitely a trusted source for Bat-info!” That’s right, El Mayimbe broke the Heath Ledge news way back when. There’s little doubt in our minds that any news coming from Latino Review is reliable. The question now is: did Affleck really decline the role of Batman? Further, did he actually dismiss having anything to do with the film at all?
Reading through Tweets this morning proves to be useful in uncovering details! Latino Review sent out this recent Tweet: “J.J Abrams said he wasn’t directing Star Wars and look what happened!” This Tweet was then Re-Tweeted by El Mayimbe – could this be a hint? Perhaps Affleck did originally turn down the Warner Brothers offer, but he may just be rethinking that contract. Further Twitter clues can lead one to believe that Affleck isn’t done with Justice League quite yet.
El Mayimbe also had this to say via Twitter: “…it was pretty much over for that Justice League version.” Let’s read between the lines here. El Mayimbe states that it was “…over for that Justice League version” meaning the first script that was recently thrown out.
The word “version” is what should be zeroed in on. This statement may imply that another version is in the mix. A version that could very well include Ben Affleck in one or two major ways. I have a hunch that El Mayimbe will be revealing more Justice League news in the next few days. Can you see Ben Affleck as Batman? How about directing Justice League? Stay tuned for more sleuthing from JOAT!
- YouDunno Jack