Ben Affleck Opens Up About Joss Whedon Taking Over ‘Justice League’

Warner Bros. can’t seem to catch a break with the DC Extended Universe, after the good will of ‘Wonder Woman,’ misinformation and overreaction have ruled the perception of the DCEU. Ben Affleck stepping down as Batman and Joss Whedon taking over directorial duties for ‘Justice League’ has kept the chaos fire of social media burning bright.

Affleck has finally spoken up about the change in the directors:

“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. (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,” said Affleck to EW.

The actor, also had this to say about ‘Justice and his future with the franchise:

“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,” said Affleck to EW.


What do you think about Affleck’s comments? Comment below.

DC Extended Universe Release Schedule:

‘Justice League’ – 11/17/17
Untitled DC Film – 7/27/18
‘Aquaman’ – 12/21/18
‘Shazam’ – 4/5/19
Untitled DC Film – 6/14/19
Untitled DC Film – 11/1/19
‘Wonder Woman 2’ – 12/13/19
Untitled DC Film – 2/14/20
‘Cyborg’ – 4/3/20
Untitled DC Film – 6/5/20
‘Green Lantern Corps’ – 7/24/20

About ‘Justice League’:
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.

‘Justice League’ is directed by Zack Snyder and stars; Ben Affleck (Batman), Henry Cavill (Superman), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Ezra Miller (The Flash), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Ray Fisher (Cyborg), Ciarán Hinds (Steppenwolf), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), Jeremy Irons (Alfred Pennyworth), J.K. Simmons (Commissioner Gordon), Amber Heard (Mera), Kiersey Clemons (Iris West) and Jesse Eisenberg (Lex Luthor).

‘Justice League’ hits theaters on November 17.

Matthew Sardo
Matthew Sardo
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