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Ben Affleck speaks up about his negative experiences with Joss Whedon and DC

The actor behind the DCEU’s Batman, Ben Affleck, speaks up about his time with Joss Whedon, the Justice League reshoots, and his “5 minutes” on The Flash

Ben Affleck speaks up about his negative experiences with Joss Whedon and DC

Ben Affleck, the famous actor who has played Batman these last few years as part of the DCEU and that will soon say goodbye to his role definitively inThe Flash, has spoken up again against director Joss Whedon for his work in the Justice League reshoots after the departure of Zack Snyder at the time. This has been expressed in a recent and extensive interview with The Hollywood Reporter, where he reviewed his time at DC along with many other aspects of his already long career in Hollywood, in addition to revealing that his presence in The Flash will be little more that a “5 Minutes” cameo, not without celebrating his farewell in the new film by Andy Muschietti.

Ben Affleck, Batman and Joss Whedon

Ben Affleck had big plans with Batman and DC after signing up for Batman v Superman and Justice League. So much so, that he intended to direct and star in a solo Dark Knight movie, something that we will never see. The reason? His bad experience with reshoots from Joss Whedon's Justice League after the departure of Zack Snyder. This is how the actor expressed it again in a recent interview: "Justice League... You could teach a seminar on all the reasons why this is how not to do it,” said Affleck.

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“Ranging from production to bad decisions to horrible personal tragedy, and just ending with the most monstrous taste in my mouth...But I was going to direct a Batman, and [Justice League] made me go, “I’m out. I never want to do any of this again. I’m not suited.”,” continued the famous actor, director, and screenwriter.

“That was the worst experience I’ve ever seen in a business which is full of some shitty experiences. It broke my heart. There was an idea of someone [Joss Whedon] coming in, like, “I’ll rescue you and we’ll do 60 days of shooting and I’ll write a whole thing around what you have. I’ve got the secret.” And it wasn’t the secret. That was hard.”

On the other hand, after acknowledging that Zack Snyder's version of Justice League is the highest-rated movie of his entire career on IMDB and celebrating his performance in it, he acknowledged that in his brief cameo in The Flash he has really discovered how to play batman: “I did finally figure out how to play that character [Batman], and I nailed it in The Flash. For the five minutes I’m there, it’s really great.”

Source | The Hollywood Reporter


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