Ben Affleck Hints at Turning Down The Force Awakens
Appearing on the debut episode of Bill Simmons’ new HBO series ‘Any Given Wednesday’ Ben Affleck talked about a wide range of topics, including that he may have turned down the opportunity to direct Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
When Simmons asked Affleck “Star Wars. Is it true you almost directed [Star Wars: The Force Awakens]?” the Batman actor replied, with a grin on his face “Well I wouldn’t be able to say, It wouldn’t be polite to talk about the jobs you turned down. But I did have a lot of offers.”
After J.J. Abrams originally turned down the opportunity to direct The Force Awakens, it was revealed that Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy did talk with a handful of other directors, but Affleck’s name was never mentioned, until now.