Affleck: "JL is an interesting product of two directors" Author: Bill "Jett" Ramey (@BATMANONFILM)
Date: August 11, 2017
Via an interview (for what, I’m not sure) with EW.COM, Ben Affleck said the following about JUSTICE LEAGUE having two directors…
“[This film 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.”
OK, this is pretty darn telling.
Essentially, Affleck is admitting that Joss Whedon isn’t just “finishing Zack’s vision” as we were originally told – that was total hogwash whether you want to believe it or not (and most fan-BOIZ don’t want to believe it). All of the changes that have been made to this film were because those who have the most invested in it, didn’t think it was up to snuff.
Thus changes – substantial changes at that – were ordered.
Part of all those changes were (and still are, actually) reshoots. Here’s what Mr. Affleck said about those JL 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!
OK. If he’s trying to say that the JL reshoots are not a big deal and typical, he didn’t provide very good examples. The last time I checked, 2+ months of reshoots is a lot more than “a week and a half” and “four days.” ANYWAY…
The Super Friends!
(Clay Enos/DC Comics/Warner Bros.)
The bottom line here – and I know I’m sounding like a broken record – is that Warner Bros. and ALL currently involved with JUSTICE LEAGUE are doing everything it takes to save this project and make the end product good. Yes, the studio deserves a lot of criticism for how we got in this sort of situation in the first place, OK? Frankly, they didn’t world-build the DCEU properly – that’s the bottom line. But, with JL and going forward with DC on film, I think they finally got it.
“This is a really nice time to work in DC. They’re hitting their stride”, said Affleck. “They’re getting it right. It’s starting to feel like it’s really working.”
I actually agree with Mr. Affleck's statement there. 100%.
In fact, I’m optimistic and, truth be told, excited for the DCEU2.0 come 2018 and going forward. - Bill "Jett" Ramey
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