Ben Affleck Praises Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon’s Unique Takes on Justice League


Ben Affleck who plays Bruce Wayne/Batman in the DC Extended Universe, recently spoke with Entertainment Weekly on how he feels about the two directing styles of Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon when it comes to the filming of Justice League.

“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, 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.”

Zack Snyder helped to usher in the DC Extended Universe and is the one of the driving forces in how the franchise has gone with co-writing and directing Man of Steel with David S. Goyer and Christopher Nolan, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice with Chris Terrio and Justice League with Chris Terrio, Geoff Johns and Ben Affleck, along with co-writing and producing Suicide Squad with David Ayer, Wonder Woman with Allan Heinberg and Jason Fuchs. As of this moment, Snyder is still directing Justice League 2 and is working on a film with Geoff Johns.

Joss Whedon who is writing and directing Batgirl, took over directing duties when Snyder left the project due to a family tragedy and was asked to write more scenes based on ideas by Snyder.

Source: Entertainment Weekly 

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