9 August 2012 6:30 AM, PDT | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

Usually Movies Blog leaves the duties of philosophizing about the world of comic book movies to our colleagues over at Splash Page, but with the latest word that Warner Bros has approached Ben Affleck about directing "The Justice League," we have felt obligated to voice our concern.

Ben Affleck cannot direct "The Justice League."

Before you jump to conclusions, we need to clarify our objection. Our issues with an Affleck-directed "Justice League" is not steeped in a deeply held respect of the nerdy (which we have). Yes, Affleck's resume as a director does not make him seem like a logical candidate. Sure, we know that Affleck has said he's done with the world of superhero movies. Of course, this announcement from WB seems misguided/laughable/desperate, especially when it comes one day after Marvel announced that Joss Whedon is returning to write and direct "Avengers 2" and to bring »


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