“Justice League” is set to hit theaters later this year, and hype for the ensemble film is at an all time high right now. However, the cast and crew found themselves in an interesting situation when director Zack Snyder had to step away from the film due to a personal tragedy. In Zack’s absence Joss Whedon was called in to take over for the reshoots, and there have been various rumors and reports circulating in regards to how Whedon’s involvement has changed the film.
Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon are two very different directors, but during a recent interview with EW, Ben Affleck had nothing but praise for both Snyder and Whedon.
“It’s a little bit unorthodox,” admits Ben Affleck, who will reprise the role of Batman in Justice League. “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 is now describing the 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.”
So far the first 3 DCEU films have been met with mixed reviews despite encouraging performances at the box office, but earlier this year “Wonder Woman” was released to rave reviews from fans and critics alike.
As for the future of the franchise, Affleck believes that things are only going to get better with time.
“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.”
“Justice League” will hit theaters on November 17, 2017.
“Once again, Wonder Woman must demonstrate her ability as a fierce warrior. Facing a great enemy, she and Batman join forces to recruit a group of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. Having formed an unprecedented League of heroes, they set out to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.”