Embarrassed by the mostly widespread panning of “Batman v Superman : Dawn of Justice”, Warner Bros has offered Ben Affleck a chief position on the upcoming DC movies so that he might be happier with how things go from here on out. First up, Affleck will serve as an executive producer on “Justice League”.
Affleck and “Argo” scribe Chris Terrio are going to be on script duty for the superhero team-up movie, and later, the Oscar Winning screenwriter will be able to be involved in the post-production process. In essence, it seems Affleck has replaced Zack Snyder as the patriarch of the upcoming DC slate.
According to Birth.Movies.Death, Affleck’s promotion came about for a few reasons.
My sources have told me that Affleck was incredibly unhappy about the reception of BvS. He felt humiliated after spending so much of the press tour saying how much better this film would be than Daredevil. On top of that his agent was furious when Kevin Tsujihara jumped the gun and announced him as the director of The Batman – there were still negotiations happening.
This move seems to help placate Affleck while also edging Zack Snyder out of a controlling central position in the DC Movieverse.