The Early Buzz On Ben Affleck's LIVE BY NIGHT Is In. What's The Verdict? Something that's been a recurring topic on the LOS FANBOYS Podcast and within your own circles, I'm sure, is what a linchpin Ben Affleck is for the DC Extended Universe. The Batman actor is seen as one of the few unanimously praised aspects of the WB's DC plans, and a huge part of that has been his fantastic creative output as a director so far. The man hasn't had a dud yet, with Gone Baby Gone, Argo, and The Town all garnering rave reviews and turning Affleck into a filmmaker to watch out for.