Ben Affleck Shoots Down 'Justice League' Rumors

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The actor-director said the Warner Bros. superhero ensemble “sounds really exciting,” but that he wasn’t working on it.

Fanboys were abuzz earlier this month when a report emerged claiming Ben Affleck was being courted to direct and possibly star in Warner Bros.’ Justice League movie.

Now the actor-director has put that rumor to rest (sort of), saying he isn’t involved in the studio’s planned superhero ensemble.

"I'm not working on the Justice League. One of the problems with entertainment web sites is that they need to fill pages, and that's how rumours get started," Affleck said in an interview with Canadian press (via 24 Hours).

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"Justice League sounds really exciting, but it's not something I'm working on,” he continued.

Previously, The Dark Knight Rises helmer Christopher Nolan put the kibosh on speculation that he would take a stab at DC’s answer to Marvels The Avengers.

"I've got no plans to do anything more, and certainly, no involvement with any Justice League project," Nolan said last month.

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In the comics, The Justice League features some of DC’s most popular superheroes, including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern.

Warner Bros. upcoming superhero projects include next summer’s Man of Steel, Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot, which stars Henry Cavill and is being produced by Nolan. On the small screen, Arrow is premiering on the CW in October. The show stars Stephen Amell as a wealthy kid who moonlights as the archery-obsessed vigilante Green Arrow.