After the massive success of Wonder Woman, the DC Extended Universe is riding an enormous high all the way to November, but fans and critics will still need to be won over by Justice League, which hasn’t had an easy journey to the big screen. Reshoots are currently taking place on the film, with Joss Whedon taking over directing duties from Zack Snyder, who left the project due to a family tragedy.
In the months since Snyder’s departure, we haven’t heard much news from the Justice League set, but in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Ben Affleck discussed the change of directors and the continuing Justice League reshoots.
“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.”
Affleck then went on to discuss the Justice League reshoots, saying that every film he’s ever worked on has included reshoots. The actor briefly mentioned his position in the DC Extended Universe, and it seems like he’s really happy with the new direction the franchise is heading.
“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! 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.”