By Shawn Rice
Ben Affleck is standing strong behind Justice League, which is Warner Bros.’ superteam tentpole. The film will see Batman and Wonder Woman with future solo-film stars Aquaman, Cyborg, and the Flash team up to face an unidentified threat.
In the midst of reshoots, the film lost director Zack Snyder, who stepped back from his role in the film. The studio then announced that the reshoots would be overseen by director Joss Whedon, who is known for his work on Marvel’s the Avengers films. Whedon recently universe-jumped to DC to begin work on his Batgirl project.
“It’s a little bit unorthodox,” Affleck said to EW, 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.”
Affleck also brushed off rumors that the Justice League reshoots indicated problems.
“I’ve never worked on a movie that didn’t do reshoots. 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.”
When Justice League rolls around this November, Ben Affleck’s Batman won’t just be driving around in his same-old Batmobile we saw in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. This time Batman’s got wings. A new piece of concept art from the upcoming superhero team-up movie reveals “the Flying Fox,” which is Batman’s giant plane that will carry around fellow Justice League members
Justice League stars Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Billy Crudup as Henry Allen, Amber Heard as Mera, Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, with J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon, and Amy Adams as Lois Lane.
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, Go to the full article.
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