Justice League: Ben Affleck Talks "Unorthodox" Director Replacement and Reshoots!

When Zack Snyder stepped down as Justice League's director in the aftermath of his daughter Autumn’s tragic demise, Joss Whedon was brought in to take the helm. Such a substitution is very rare for a tent-pole movie, and it's given rise to a lot of chatter since it happened.

Ben Affleck, who will return as Bruce Wayne, aka Batman, is well aware that it’s a unique situation. While speaking to Entertainment Weekly recently, he admitted that having one director for principal photography and another for reshoots is a “little bit unorthodox”.

The 44-year-old actor added that Whedon, who directed the first two Avengers movies for Marvel Studios, was the “best person” for the job after Snyder had to leave Justice League. People are worried about the final product, but Affleck described it 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.

Ben Affleck doesn't think Justice League reshoots are abnormal! Ben Affleck thinks there's nothing unusual about the Justice League reshoots! (Photo Credit - Warner Bros.)

Rumor has it that Whedon’s reshoots are far more extensive than Warner Bros. would like to admit. A recent statement from supporting cast member Joe Morton seemed to confirm that, but Affleck doesn’t feel that there’s anything unusual about the reshoots:

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!

Affleck, whose future as Batman has also generated quite a bit of internet buzz, concluded with an statement about his faith in Justice League and 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.

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