There have been a lot of questions surrounding Justice League and Ben Affleck’s role in the DC Extended Universe going forward. In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly Affleck talks having duel directors and plays down those reshoot rumors yet again.
“It’s a little bit unorthodox,” admits Ben Affleck. “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.” Affleck, who helmed the Best Picture-winning Argo, describes the resulting film as “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 was pressed about the reshoots and his future in the DCEU both of which were brushed off like they weren’t a big deal.
“I’ve never worked on a movie that didn’t do reshoots,” Affleck says. “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. “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.”
Look, we get it, no studio wants to admit that they need to reshoot large sections of their movie, but at this point the denial is making things worse. DC should just say “look, some thing weren’t working, so we’re going to do reshoots to make it better because we want to deliver the best possible movie to our audience and our fans.” This “everything is fine” thing doesn’t work anymore because we don’t trust these studios. Why should we? They lie about how big their reshoots are.
Summary: Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy.
Justice League, directed by Zack Snyder, stars Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher. and Henry Cavill. It will be released on November 17th.
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