Exclusive: Ben Affleck Offered To Direct Marvel Movie

Ben Affleck and Marvel seems like the right kind of relationship, and we can report that the MCU is looking to hire Affleck to direct an upcoming feature.

By James Brizuela | Published

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Ben Affleck might pull off being successful in both of the biggest comic companies in the world. He had a run of portraying Batman in the Synderverse, to much praise from plenty of fans around the world. Though he was meant to write a solo film, it never transpired. However, through our trusted and proven sources, we can report that Ben Affleck has been offered to direct a Marvel movie. We can also report that interest to direct a movie within the MCU heavily interests the actor as well.

Although it might sound odd that Ben Affleck would direct a Marvel movie, he has been a producer, writer, and director many times before. In fact, one of his best films happens to be Good Will Hunting, for which he and fellow collaborator Matt Damon won an Oscar for Best Screenplay. He also directed The Town, which happened to be quite a fantastic heist movie on par with Heat from the 1990s. He has also reunited with Matt Damon for an untitled project that follows a Nike salesman. Basically, he has a resume that should warrant plenty of faith that he could handle an MCU film. Now, being that Affleck and Marvel could potentially happen, what should he be tasked with taking on? Marvel Phase 5 is starting to fill up, and most confirmed films already have directors attached to them i.e., Blade, Deadpool 3, and Captain America 4. However, there are others to consider.

Jon Watts recently left the director’s chair for Fantastic Four, so that could be a place where Ben Affleck makes his Marvel mark. In fact, we kind of think Affleck might be perfect for directing an ensemble hero team movie. He was part of the Justice League movie, after all. Granted, that movie was a mess, but what we are saying is that Affleck likely learned a lot about what not to do in superhero movies by simply being a star of said film. There are also rumored films surrounding the X-Men, Thunderbolts, Shang-Chi 2, and World War Hulk. Granted, all of these are rumored titles currently, but the likelihood of all of these movies being made is still quite high. Our vote would be for Affleck to take on Fantastic Four, Thunderbolts, or World War Hulk. They just seem to fit the man.

Ben Affleck moving from DC to Marvel is a fantastic idea. He could use his experience with writing the solo Batman movie to help him cultivate a good script for a future MCU project. Well, that’s not to say that he is going to pen the script too, but he can collaborate heavily with the writer and direct a great feature. We have faith in the man’s ability as a creator and not just an actor.

Ben Affleck and Marvel seem like it was going to be inevitable since he was unceremoniously undermined when it comes to Batman. We do want to say The Batman was fantastic, so sorry to Affleck that the film replaced his idea. Still, we are more than excited to see what the MCU offers Affleck.