Ben Affleck is definitely not directing a Justice League movie. Though Warner Bros. was courting the actor-turned-director to direct and star in the DC comic book adaptation, Affleck isn’t taking the job.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Affleck told the Canadian press, “I’m not working on the Justice League. One of the problems with entertainment web sites is that they need to fill pages, and that’s how rumors get started.”
But Affleck’s commentary on rumor-generating sites certainly isn’t going to stop any bloggers: MovieHole has revealed that Lana and Andy Wachowski, the directing duo behind The Matrix and Speed Racer, are also on the short list of potential directors. However, the source behind this revelation an unnamed associate at “a global PR firm,” so I’d hold off sending the Wachowskis a congratulatory fruit basket until we get official confirmation.