There has been a lot of debate about Justice League and how much work Joss Whedon actually did. The movie is almost here so people are starting to talk about working with multiple directors. Screen Rant was at the promotional event that took place in London this weekend and Ben Affleck assured everyone that this is Zack Snyder‘s movie. Affleck said:
“The movie is Zack’s DNA. He cast the movie, designed the movie. There’s something I think people don’t understand who don’t actually work on movies, which is how much work is done in prep. How much, you know, the casting, the sets get built, the story was written, the ship is, in essence, sailing. I’ve found as a director you can maybe 10 percent, 15 percent or something on the day, so you really have Zack’s ship set sail with us and we were fortunate that when Zack was not able to continue we got really lucky in that we got a guy who’s very accomplished in his own right, and particularly in this genre, and he kind of sprinkled some of his fairy dust on our movie and finished it. I don’t think there’s any way to go back to look and say ‘That’s a Joss scene’ or ‘that’s a Zack scene.’ It was more they were working together toward a common goal even better than I would certainly, but I get a sense that Joss was working from what he had discussed with Zack before he stepped in.”
Producer Charles Roven followed the comments up about how happy they all are with the final product:
“It’s just been a great privilege and fun to work with Zack and Debbie and all of the actors in various films starting with Henry with Man of Steel and then Ben with Batman v Superman and Henry and then Gal on Wonder Woman, and then the whole team together right now, it’s been, you know, a, in a wonderful way a great learning experience and life experience and with Zack, not to have Zack there as we’ve been saying, but to have Joss come in, he’d already been working with Zack, and now we’re just really happy with the movie and really happy with the dynamics of what we’re doing and how great these characters, you know, infused by this talent have made these characters and we’re really happy to be sharing it with everybody.”
No matter how this movie turns out in the end, fans are going to be debating who had a hand in which scenes. There’s no escaping it. The tone of that discussion, however, will be different depending on how the movie turns out.
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.