Ben Affleck Confirms He Is Working With Geoff Johns At DC

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Geoff Johns is one of the masterminds behind DC Comics and he is currently using his knowledge and expertise over at Warner Bros. and on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Ben Affleck worked with Johns on BvS and now the two are working on another project.

During an interview with DC All Access, Ben Affleck opened up about working with Johns and how they plan to continue their working relationship.

“Geoff Johns is a brilliant guy. I consider him to be the most valued resource on all things comic book, and every time I like something in the comic I always mention it he’s like oh yeah I wrote that. Now I just think he’s bulls******* me and he says he wrote everything. You know he and I are working together on something and I really am excited about it, and I love him, he’s the best.”

No details have been announced about this mystery project at the moment but with hype around Batman v Superman reaching new levels, could this possibly be tied to a Batman solo project?

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth and Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor.

Are you planning on seeing Batman v Superman this weekend? Comment below and join in the conversation!

Source: Comicbook.com

 

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  • Johns does great work on the page. For the most part. Green Lantern Rebirth was fantastic. It’s a seminal work in comic lore.

    However, his work on films has been… poor.

    I don’t like the idea of his continued involvement in DC Films properties.

    • saso

      What movie did he work on?

      • He was heavily involved with Green Lantern.

        If there are issues with BvS, it’s likely due to a combination of Nolan not being involved at all while Johns maybe stepped-up to do more, and that’s not great.

        • SAMURAI36

          So, it’s not Snyder, like everyone else has been trying to blame? Or Goyer?

          It’s weird watching people try to lay blame at the feet of people, when they don’t even know what they are responsible for.

          BTW, Nolan is listed as exec producer for BVS in the credits, same as Johns. So what does that mean, exactly?

        • saso

          Geoff Johns was not the problem with Green Lantern.

    • SAMURAI36

      Are you basing that on the GL film? Because as far as the DCEU goes, his work as been great. As has his TV work.

      But that’s a weird statement to make, especially since you don’t really know what exactly his role is for the DCEU.

  • Jax Maxton

    This will be the movie that will take the place of Justice League once WB delays it. That makes sense as Batfleck is the 1 thing that critics seem to be positive about in BvS.

    • breakerbaker

      There’s almost no way anything takes the place of JL. The movie (BvS) is likely to do well enough that it’s more likely that WB brings somebody in to oversee production on JL, which is scheduled to begin principle photography in two weeks, than it is that they will push that movie out of its spot. JL is happening. Could this take the place of/push back either Aquaman or Flash? Possible.

      • Jax Maxton

        I think it’s an Amazing Spider-Man 2 problem. While the movie will make money, if it continues to receive negative reactions then they will definitely need to re-think the future. There is still plenty of time to delay JL so that they can make changes to the script, get a new director, etc. In the meantime, the drums are going to be beating for more Batfleck. They have plenty of time to push JL to 2018 or 19 and do a Batman movie between now and then.

        • breakerbaker

          WW is already deep into production. The movies have a narrative flow that should preclude them from killing JL for about five different reasons.

          • Jax Maxton

            I read recently that they are doing some big re-shoots on Suicide Squad, and there is plenty of time to change the script and do re-shoots on Wonder Woman as it’s over a year away from release. Studios make changes all the time to fix a movie or go a new narrative direction. It’s not unheard of.

          • antoine flemming

            And that’s probably just a rumor. They don’t need to change WW’s script. That movie is not impacted by BvS at all, and they certainly won’t change anything since WW is one aspect of BvS that is getting universal praise.

          • saso

            The Suicide Squad re shoots happened in September. There hasn’t been anything yet since then.

          • SAMURAI36

            I read recently that they are doing some big re-shoots on Suicide Squad,

            Links, sources?

            All you’re doing, is talking about what you’d like to see happen, not what is actually gonna happen, let alone what is likely.

            You need to accept the reality that the DCEU is moving forward as planned.

          • Jax Maxton

            I don’t remember where I read that the re-shoots were happening. It was someone at another movie site who is pretty reliable, but I can’t remember who, and, yes, I know you’ll then rip me for conveniently not remembering.

            I honestly have no dog in this hunt. I’m giving my opinion on what WB’s thinking has to be at this point. I have no doubt the DC universe will move forward, but it will be with big changes in the coming months.

          • SAMURAI36

            I don’t remember where I read that the re-shoots were happening. It was someone at another movie site who is pretty reliable, but I can’t remember who, and, yes, I know you’ll then rip me for conveniently not remembering.

            Indeed I shall. It sounds like you made it up. So you should just concede that one point, at the very least. Never mind the fact that it’s not relevant, since most films do re-shoots, which is not indicative of a film’s quality.

          • Jax Maxton

            I didn’t make it up. They were doing reshoots because of the positive reaction to the last trailer. Apparently the movie was not as funny as the trailer made it seem and they decided to add more humor. I’m pretty excited for it, honestly, and I hope they are adding more humor because it looks like a ton of fun.

          • SAMURAI36

            I’ve been following DC movie news for the past few years, on dozens of sites, and I’ve never seen that news, as you described it.

            But either way, someone already stated that the SS reshoots happened in September, which is 6 months ago. Either way, it’s completely irrelevant to what is being discussed here.

        • antoine flemming

          TASM2’s problem is that it didn’t make a profit. It was not the critical reception that sunk that movies sequels and spinoffs.

          • Jax Maxton

            TASM2 made a profit. The worldwide BO was over $700 million based on a $255 million budget. However, it was the lowest BO of any Spider-Man, and was leaving money on the table at a time when Marvel was raking in the cash. In other words, people didn’t care for it and Sony decided to scrap that direction.

          • SAMURAI36

            I hate the way people try to talk definitively about this stuff. Nothing you said here is completely accurate.

          • Jax Maxton

            Huh? You can look the box office numbers up yourself, and find the budget online, also. It’s no secret at all.

          • SAMURAI36

            It’s no different for any big budget film. Notice how the marketing never gets mentioned for the MCU films? You think those are being marketed for free?

            Also, there was a Forbes article recently, that covers all of this. Even if BVS is a fail (which it won’t be), WB has made their money back in licensing alone. Same as Sony with Spidey, etc.

          • Jax Maxton

            It made money, even with the marketing. But it made less money than every other Spider-Man movie to date.

          • SAMURAI36

            So? That doesn’t quality it as a failure, by any stretch.

          • Jax Maxton

            I didn’t say it was a failure. But Sony obviously lost confidence in it due to what some called “franchise fatigue”.

          • SAMURAI36

            Man, you really seem to be making up alot of stuff here. Good luck with that.

          • Jax Maxton

            No, you’re right. Sony has a ton of confidence in Amazing Spider-Man, hence the upcoming ASM3 this summer. Sorry I was wrong.

          • SAMURAI36

            Not remotely what I said. Plus, if you were as “up on things” as you pretend to be, then you’d know why Sony isn’t moving forward with the Spidey franchise alone.

          • Jax Maxton

            You said I was making stuff up. I’m not. This was all widely reported, and the numbers are online for you to see.

          • Jake Bucsko

            I’m not sure about that, it still made over $700 million. It might not have made a lot of profit, but I doubt it actually lost money.

        • SAMURAI36

          Except it’s getting good, solid reviews amongst the people that it really counts for, which is the viewing audience. The opinions of 100 people, should never overshadow those of thousands/millions.

          • Jax Maxton

            We won’t have any scientific basis to say what the movie going public thinks at least until Monday, probably later. The only thing we can point to is Rotten Tomatoes right now which has an audience rating close to Man of Steel, which doesn’t bode well for the future of the movie.

          • SAMURAI36

            Actually, we have numerous sites like IMDB, Youtube, and social media, which, in case you’re not aware, has far more of an impact on audiences than RT. And even on RT, the audience score than the critics score.

          • Jax Maxton

            “LOL at “scientific basis”, because that’s how these things are measured, right?”

            Right. Large multi-million dollar corporations hire firms to measure reaction to products. Studios hire firms with very smart people who know how to as the right questions to receive a fairly accurate survey of audience reaction, the most famous being CinemaScore.

          • SAMURAI36

            And this has…. What all, to do with my opinion of the movie? Or yours?

          • Jax Maxton

            It has everything to do with my original post.

          • SAMURAI36

            Which is nothing but one big circle jerk. They are not delaying JL, and Affleck on a Batman solo has been in the works for months now.

            Not to mention, critics have never been kind to Snyder’s work, so it doesn’t sound like they care about the critics as much as you and some others do.

            Nothing you are saying is bearing fruit here. Did you even see the movie?

          • Jax Maxton

            “Nothing you are saying is bearing fruit here.”

            Then why are you still responding to me? All you do is keep moving the goal posts of the discussion to keep arguing with me.

            Look, I hope DC gets its act together and makes a great universe. I’ll be okay if they decide to delay whatever they need to if they think they can make a better movie. In fact I think they would really benefit by ditching Snyder before sinking another $1 billion into 2 JL movies. I’m rooting for them and hope for some good movies in the coming years, no matter what it takes.

          • SAMURAI36

            Then why are you still responding to me?

            Because it’s fun exposing your tall tales and bias.

            All you do is keep moving the goal posts of the discussion to keep arguing with me.

            Riiight, so you’re the victim now. Never mind, you’ve been saying all sort of unsubstantiated stuff that you admitted to not being able to prove.

            But let’s just go with, you’re the victim. I won’t tell, if you won’t.

            Look, I hope DC gets its act together and makes a great universe. I’ll be okay if they decide to delay whatever they need to if they think they can make a better movie. In fact I think they would really benefit by ditching Snyder before sinking another $1 billion into 2 JL movies. I’m rooting for them and hope for some good movies in the coming years, no matter what it takes.

            Despite the nonsense you keep telling yourself, the DCEU is fine. We’ve got 2 movies that are doing rather well.

    • Jake Bucsko

      Justice League ain’t getting delayed. It starts filming in like two weeks. For a production of this size, there’s already been so much pre-production work, storyboarding, location scouting, etc that it’s too late now unless for some reason BvS opens under $100 million or worse, which is unlikely. The Batman solo film is happening, though, and I believe the rumors that it’s based on Under the Red Hood. They didn’t cast Affleck and Leto to NOT put them in a movie together, and adding in Red Hood avoids comparisons to Dark Knight so Joker isn’t the primary villain. Think like Mask of the Phantasm, that’s the Joker’s ideal role here.

      • Jax Maxton

        There is actually precedent for shutting down DC movies at the last minute. They did it with Nic Cage’s Superman movie as it was cancelled 3 weeks before shooting. They stopped work on George Miller’s Justice League about a month before shooting after sinking millions into the production. All I’m saying is that they might do a delay, which means that all the work they have done for JL can still be used for the production. I do not see WB sinking a billion dollars into 2 Justice League movies under the cloud of negativity surrounding BvS without some major re-tooling of the script and at least consider a new director to helm their future plans.

        • Jake Bucsko

          Jax, very true re: Burton and Miller’s films. And both of those also cost WB many millions of dollars. I don’t think they want to go for the hat trick and lose millions again. Plus, there’s scheduling to think about. Affleck is super, super busy, he can’t just carve out six months to shoot a movie like this whenever.

          This is what I and others were saying months ago about what a huge risk WB was taking by planning all these movies and rushing them all into production. They put so many eggs in this BvS basket that they can’t afford to throw it out now. They pushed all their chips into the middle and can’t take them back.

        • SAMURAI36

          None of which states WHY those things happened. The Miller JL movie was scrapped, because of the writer’s strike.

          At this point, you’re just throwing stuff at the wall, just to see what sticks.

    • SAMURAI36

      That sounds so ridiculous. JL is already in pre-production. Stop parroting the stuff you read and hear about on the internet. It’s bad for your health, not to mention your reputation.

  • SuperBuckeye30

    A lot of good that did for Batman v. Superman … one of the most frustrating comic book movies I’ve ever had to sit through. I was so, so, so disappointed with this :(

    • SAMURAI36

      Back to Marvel then, huh?

  • jollybrah

    We all knows its a solo Batman film and I hope to god Affleck directs it. If he directs and writes it that film will easily be best Batman film ever. I just hope it isn’t a sort of flashback story like its rumored to be. Let me spend more time with the Batman in BvS and not the pre Superman Batman.

    • It’s rumored to be a Red Hood story movie. So it would likely have flashbacks, but not be one solely.

      • jollybrah

        Yer I know but I mean the other Rumor which was it to be solely based before BvS and before Batman hanged up his cowl.