Will Ben Affleck Become Latest Actor to Jump Ship from DC to Marvel?

Will Ben Affleck Become Latest Actor to Jump Ship from DC to Marvel?
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It is not official, but Ben Affleck who played Daredevil and Batman may soon inhabit the character of Dario Agger in an upcoming Marvel project.

The news was reported on Twitter by MyTimeToShineHello, who is said to be a reliable Marvel insider.

"Ben Affleck had talks with Marvel Studios to play Dario Agger in an upcoming project," the tweet reads.

Dario Agger is a human being who can transform into a Minotaur and he also presides over Roxxon Energy Corporation – one the many evil corporations in the Marvel universe. The character clashed with Hulk and Thor. So, can the Batman actor (who famously starred as Daredevil back in '00s) jump ship and return to playing Marvel characters?

The rumor has so far been conformed neither by Ben Affleck nor my Marvel. But the fans are split on whether or not it is a good idea.

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Some say that the fact that Marvel wants to cast Batfleck as an MCU villain is cool. It will definitely be a new experience for Ben Affleck himself and this is something one can be looking forward to. They say that the actor should stay where he is valued. Others believe it should have been Christian Bale – people just can't put up with the fact that Bale was chosen to portray Gorr the God Butcher.

In an unexpected turn some DCU fans joined the discussions on Twitter saying that they hope all of the superhero actors dump James Gunn and join Marvel.

"I hope Cavill, Affleck, Gal, Rock, Zack Snyder and even Nolan all join Marvel just to beat the s**t out of James Gunn's DCU," one of the angry DCU fans (or should we say 'ex-fans'?) posted.

Interestingly, the MCU fans pointed out to Affleck's recent statement about focusing on his own new production company, which he founded together with Matt Daemon. The question is, will he be able to balance all of his projects? The man has also once said he's done with the franchise films and he's now doing - what? Repeating the same mistake, it seems.

Joining MCU might be cool bit what about a possible tenure with DCU as a filmmaker? James Gunn and Peter Safran are hoping that Ben Affleck could direct a future DC studios movie, and the man has prior experience as he directed Gone Baby Gone, The Town and Argo, with the latter winning an Oscar as Best Picture.

"Met with Ben yesterday precisely because he wants to direct & we want him to direct; we just have to find the right project," Gunn revealed on Twitter in mid-December.

The tweet got its share of hate as some DCU fans doubted that Ben Affleck would direct a movie when there's the chance of it "being cancelled as a tax write off or the production being an absolute hell."