Justice League Is Unlike Anything Ben Affleck's Ever Experienced

08/11/2017

Ben Affleck opens up about having two directors on Justice League.

 

Justice League has been plagued by rumors of troubles ever since it began shooting. Indeed, filming began only a month after Batman v Superman hit theaters, and reports suggested that Warner Bros. was worrying that the dark and gritty tone of BvS may not be the best way forward for the DC Extended Universe, despite the fact that Justice League started filming under the assumption everyone would love BvS. Then in the middle of reshoots, Justice League lost director Zack Snyder because of a family tragedy. Joss Whedon stepped in to finish the film, and that has people worried. Snyder and Whedon have very different aesthetics, so there is some concern about how the scenes from different directors will fit in together.

Ben Affleck, who plays Batman in the DC Extended Universe, recently spoke with Entertainment Weekly about the two director situation on Justice League, which is set to arrive in theaters on November 17. According to Affleck, the movie will truly be a product of both directors, with both seemingly having quite a bit of influence over the final cut. Here's what he had to say about it.

"It's a little bit unorthodox. Zack had a family tragedy, and stepped off, which was horrible. For the movie, the best person we could've possibly found was Joss. We got really lucky that he stepped in. It's an interesting product of two directors, both with kind of unique visions, both with really strong takes. I've never had that experience before making a movie. I have to say, I really love working with Zack, and I really love the stuff we've done with Joss."

Affleck also brushed off rumors that the extensive, tone-changing Justice League reshoots spelled trouble for the film.

“I’ve never worked on a movie that didn’t do reshoots. Argo, we did reshoots for a week and a half! Four days on Gone Baby Gone!” And though the studio hasn’t said anything official about Affleck’s future as Batman, the actor is confident that Justice League reflects the best ambitions of the DC Extended Universe."

Affleck finished off his interview with this: “This is a really nice time to work in DC. They’re hitting their stride. They’re getting it right. It’s starting to feel like it’s really working.” As far as I'm concerned, this is coded company-man talk for "Yeah, I didn't like Batman vs. Superman all that much either."

Justice League is scheduled to arrive in theaters November 17th.