Ben Affleck is taking sides.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the 50-year-old actor discussed his previous role as Batman in the DC Universe and revealed whether he’d be interested in taking a seat behind the camera.
“I would not direct something for the [James] Gunn DC,” he asserted. “Absolutely not.”
The Gone Girl actor noted that although he has “nothing” against the new CEO of the franchise, he just “wouldn’t want to go in and direct in the way they’re doing that.”
“I’m not interested in that,” he added.
DC Universe suffered a major overhaul after new CEOs were announced last October.
Along with scraping the films they thought were “unreleasable,” to delaying sequels indefinitely, Gunn and Peter Safran unveiled a whole new slate of movies to be released after 2025.
Despite – or maybe, because of – being in the superhero franchise for over a decade, the actor has deemed the stories “somewhat repetitive” as well as “less interesting.”
Speaking to the media outlet, Affleck said, “Yeah, I did finally figure out how to play that character [Batman], and I nailed it in The Flash. For the five minutes I’m there, it’s really great. A lot of it’s just tone.”
He continued: “You’ve got to figure out, what’s your version of the person? Who is the guy that fits what you can do? I tried to fit myself into a Batman. And by the way, I like a lot of the stuff we did, especially the first one [Batman v Superman].”