Ben Affleck is excited for Zack Snyder’s Justice League on HBO Max, saying he’s happy the filmmaker finally gets to have his vision realized.
Ben Affleck is the latest high-profile celebrity to express his excitement that Zack Snyder’s Justice League is finally coming out. The filmmaker himself delivered the good news after wrapping up his watch party for Man of Steel – the Warner Bros. 2013 film that introduced Henry Cavill as Superman and also kicked off the DCEU. Years after he left the franchise, Snyder is now allowed to revisit the characters he brought to life via his version of Justice League rolling out through HBO Max.
Like Snyder, Affleck is also no longer attached to the DCEU, walking away from his Batman role after only playing it twice in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League. The actor was supposed to star and direct the upcoming The Batman film, but his decision to give up the cape and cowl paved the way for Robert Pattinson’s casting by director Matt Reeves. That being said, fans will see Affleck as the Bat of Gotham one last time in Snyder’s upcoming Justice League project set to release next year.
Appearing on The Kevin Smith Podcast (via Gary Mal), Affleck opened up about the news that Snyder is finally able to bring his vision for Justice League to life. The director had to step away from the project after a personal tragedy, with Joss Whedon subsequently manning extensive reshoots and post-production. The end product was substantially different from Snyder’s original fans which a lot of his fans didn’t miss, hence the Release the Snyder Cut movement. Now that the original filmmaker is allowed to finish what he started, Affleck, who he cast for the role of Batman despite skepticism, is nothing but thrilled for Snyder. Check out the actor’s video below:
During Justice League‘s second anniversary last year, Affleck was among the big-name stars who were involved in the film that threw his support to the Release the Snyder Cut movement. It was also around this time that Warner Bros. really took notice of the petition, motivating them to reach out to Snyder for a potential workaround. Between this and the director already reaching out to his cast about possibly returning for additional scenes, chances are that Affleck and the rest of the cast and crew knew that this was happening long before it was confirmed to the public. Whether or not he’s going to be among those called back remains to be seen, but considering how the theatrical version of Justice League changed his character, it’s safe to say that he might have to don the cape again.
No word yet on what form Snyder’s Justice League will take when it releases in HBO Max. Reports say that it can either be a 4-hour movie or a mini-series, with the filmmaker personally pitching the project with episodes and cliffhangers in mind. Whatever the case may be, fans, like Affleck, are just happy that he’s finally able to bring his vision to fruition.
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Source: The Kevin Smith Podcast (via Gary Mal/Twitter)
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