Because he's been considered the thinking man's Josh Whedon ever since his powerful turn in Forces of Nature, DC has reached out to Ben Affleck The Director to see if he wants to continue the journey he started with Gone Baby Gone, continued with The Town, then continued some more with the upcoming Argo, with a film about Superman, Green Lantern, The Flash, and Wonder Woman, or Gregarious Girl, or somesuch nonsense in Justice League.

While directors such as Jon Favreau and Peter Berg have recently made big names from themselves turning from gritty fare to overblown blockbusters, it doesn't seem fitting that Ben Affleck would chase down that path when he has had such a promising career with crime thrillers and the upcoming political thriller Argo.

But maybe he likes money much more than I give him credit for. Details at 11.