Ben Franklin once famously said that there are only two things in life that are certain: death and taxes. That's only because he died before he had a chance to see "The Avengers," though, as once that film made over $600 million (!) dollars in America alone, it became a stone cold lock that Warner Bros. would make a "Justice League" movie.
Well, Ben Franklin may have had a hard time imagining "Justice League," but Ben Affleck apparently has no such difficulty, because according to Coming Soon, Affleck is Warner Bros. number-one pick to direct the superhero extravaganza.
Which is certainly an interesting career turn for Affleck, who as some of you may recall was once one of Hollywood's leading men before a string of box office duds — including the 2003 spandex-o-rama "Daredevil" — seemingly torpedoed his career.
In recent years, though, Affleck has reinvented himself as one of Hollywood's hottest directors thanks to the critically acclaimed hits "Gone Baby Gone" and "The Town." And Warner Bros. clearly likes what they're seeing from Affleck; not only are they backing his newest film, "Argo," but they've reportedly offered him the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King's post-apocalyptic epic "The Stand" as well.
But even "The Stand" would be small potatoes compared to "Justice League," which is expected to feature many of the biggest characters in the history of comics, including Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman.
Of course, whether or not Affleck decides to take the job is still up in the air (he's reportedly reviewing a "Justice League" script at the moment to make sure it doesn't suck), but one thing is certain: If he doesn't take it, someone else will, because this is going to happen.
We just hope it gets going before either death or taxes come calling for us.