Ben Affleck Says Justice League Is Still Zack Snyder’s Film

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There was a lot of controversy surrounding Justice League after Joss Whedon took over for Zack Snyder after the DC Extended Universe director had to take a step back from the superhero movie project to focus on his family after the death of his daughter.

There were a lot of rumors that Whedon's reshoots made considerable changes to Justice League's tone, and some fans were concerned that the film would feel more like Whedon's film than Snyder's.


Speaking in a Justice League press conference in London (via CBR), DCEU star Ben Affleck decided to talk about the transition between directors, saying that while Whedon was able to "sprinkle his fairy dust" in the superhero team-up movie, the Batman v Superman follow-up remains Snyder's movie.

"The movie is Zack's DNA. Cast the movie, designed the movie. There's something that people I think don't understand, how much of the work is done in prep. The casting, the sets get built, the story's written. The ship is, in essence, sailing."

Warner Bros. did say that Whedon was working around Zack's style, and Affleck confirmed this while speaking with the reporters in London.

"I've found as director, you can maybe change 10 percent, 15 percent or something, on the day. You really had Zack's ship set sail with us. We were fortunate that when Zack was not able to continue, we got really lucky in that we got a guy who's very accomplished in his own right, particularly in this genre, and he sprinkled some of his fairy dust on our movie and finished it. I don't think there's any way to go back and see, ‘That's a Joss scene, that's a Zack scene.' They were both working together towards a common goal."

Sounds like Whedon really had Zack in mind working on Justice League, and we can't wait to see what this collaboration will bring when Justice League premieres next week on November 17, 2017.

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