Earlier this month, reports surfaced that Ben Affleck may direct the new Warner Brothers/DC Comics (TWX) version of "Justice League." Variety claimed that Affleck was the only director being considered for the project and that he was also considering acting in the film.
Yet the 40-year-old, who suited up for the title role in 2003's "Daredevil," is denying any involvement with the project.
"I'm not working on the Justice League. One of the problems with entertainment websites is that they need to fill pages, and that's how rumours get started," Affleck told 24 Hours."'Justice League' sounds really exciting, but it's not something I'm working on."
Back in July, "Batman" helmer Christopher Nolan also shot down rumors that he was set to direct the super hero film.
"I've got no plans to do anything more, and certainly, no involvement with any Justice League project," Nolan told the Associated Press.
On Monday, "Matrix" directors Andy and Lara Wachowski also became linked to the project.
According to Moviehole.net, Warner Bros. is so impressed with the filmmaking duo's "Cloud Atlas" that they've added the pair to the shot list of possible "Justice League" directors.
While Affleck may not be in the running to direct the next big comic book adaptation, his latest film "Argo" is generating major buzz. Based on a real life incident that occurred in 1979, the film follows a group of CIA members who pretend to be a sci-fi film crew in order to perform a rescue operation in the Middle East.
Following the debut a the film's trailer in May, Slate's Forrest Wickman called the film a "true-life spy story born of Hollywood and Middle Eastern conflict, a great cast, even better spectacles."
According to the Hollywood Reporter, "Argo's" initial release date was moved from Sept.14 to Oct. 12. after strong test screenings indicated that the film could be a prime awards season contender.
The film features a stellar ensemble cast that includes Alan Arkin, Kerry Bishé, Bryan Cranston, Kyle Chandler, Rory Cochrane, Christopher Denham, Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall, Victor Garber, John Goodman, Zeljko Ivanek, Richard Kind, Scoot McNairy, Chris Messina, Michael Parks and Taylor Schilling.
The stranger-than-fiction political thriller is set to debut at the Toronto Film Festival next month.