A few months ago, the Justice League suffered what seemed like another setback when director Zack Snyder left production due to a family tragedy. Despite the sad news, a silver lining showed up in the form of Joss Whedon taking over to finish the film. Of course, two different directors means two different visions and there’s been a lot of leaks from a couple of cast members about the recent reshoots changing the original presumably dark tone of the movie to a lighter one.
News comes that Batman himself, Ben Affleck, reassures that the Justice League is in good hands with Whedon.
“It’s a little bit unorthodox,” Affleck said to EW. “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 continued by saying that 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.”
Affleck also spoke about the reshoots to ease any concern fans may have: “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!” The actor also seems confident that the DCEU is now on the right track: “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 opens in theaters 11/17/17