The Dark Knight himself, Ben Affleck has offered his thoughts on director Joss Whedon stepping in for Zack Snyder on Justice League.
Whedon was announced in May to have boarded the project not only to helm additional photography for the superhero team-up but to finish the post-production process on the upcoming film as well, following Snyder and his family suffering a tragedy. It remains unclear as to how much the film is changing at this point. Justice League actor Joe Morton revealed just yesterday that he had heard the goal of the reshoots were in an effort to lighten the overall tone of the film but The Avengers and future Batgirl helmer was said to be working to maintain Snyder’s ultimate vision for the project when he took over for Snyder. However, Ben Affleck has now revealed he feels the film represents the vision of both directors.
In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Ben Affleck explained how lucky they were to have Whedon take over for the project in the midst of such a challenging situation:
“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.”
The Batman star went on to reveal that he feels Justice League is “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.”
Justice League stars Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman, Ezra Miller as Barry Allen/The Flash, Ray Fisher as Victor Stone/Cyborg, Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, Ciaran Hinds as Steppenwolf, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Amber Heard as Mera, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, J.K. Simmons as Commissioner James Gordon, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko and Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor.
“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. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.”