In an interview with Deadline, Ben Affleck discussed his reasoning for passing up the directors chair on Chris Nolan’s “Man of Steel”. As you may have read before Zack Snyder got the job as director, Warner Bros. offered the directing job to Ben Affleck, who was hot off the heels of success with his latest movie “The Town”. Here’s what he had to say.
The one benefit of having done all kinds of movies as an actor is, you learn the pros and cons of being tempted to do a really big movie because it costs a lot of money. With Superman, I think they’re going to do a great version. Chris Nolan is brilliant and they’ve got a great director for it. I’ve love to do something like Blade Runner, but a lesson I’ve learned is to not look at movies based on budget, how much they’ll spend on effects, or where they will shoot. Story is what’s important. Also, there are a lot of guys ahead of me on the list to do epic effects movies.
Basically he’s saying he doesn’t believe he is the man to be directing a movie that will have so much visual effects involved. I would have to agree that Affleck is a great director when it comes to character pieces based on “Gone Baby Gone”, and “The Town” alone.
Do you think he would have made a great Superman movie?