James Gunn Teases Ben Affleck’s Potential Involvement in the New DCU

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Yesterday, another bombshell development came in the DCU when DC Studios co-chairman James Gunn announced that Henry Cavill is officially out as Superman and they are moving forward with a new movie surrounding the Man of Steel starring a different actor. As a result, some fans are wondering whether it means that the franchise will have a complete reboot.

However, it looks like one key player from the soon-to-end current iteration of the franchise may still remain as James Gunn revealed on Twitter that they have been in talks with Ben Affleck for him to potentially direct a film in the DCU.

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"Met with Ben yesterday precisely because he wants to direct & we want him to direct; we just have to find the right project," he wrote.

However, Gunn didn't provide any details regarding the title or character that Affleck might get involved in on the new iteration of the franchise. One thing's for sure is that it is very unlikely that he will be playing the Caped Crusader again and his involvement will be behind the scenes instead.

The Hollywood Reporter added in their report regarding the news that no official deal has been set yet for Affleck's involvement as director in the new DCU and they're still in talks at the moment.

While the news regarding Cavill's exit might be disappointing for fans, it is exciting to hear that Affleck might still get involved in some capacity, even if it is behind the scenes. After all, he will be a great grab for DC Studios since he is an Oscar-caliber director and he is very familiar with the ins and outs of the franchise.

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For now, let's wait and see which specific DC project will they let Affleck direct if they end up moving forward with a deal. Who knows, maybe it could be another Batman movie. We will definitely find out soon enough.

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