The more the merrier, it seems, when it comes to directing
The superhero team-up movie started off with Zack Snyder in the director’s chair, but he left the project in May due to a family tragedy. Joss Whedon (“Avengers”) took over reshoots and star Ben Affleck, who plays Batman, calls the directorial team-up fortuitous.
“The best person we could’ve possibly found was Joss. We got really lucky that he stepped in,” he told
It’s unusual for movies to have two different directors (see: the furor over the directorial change-up on the Han Solo “Star Wars” movie). But Affleck believes the Snyder/Whedon mash-up will work.
It’s “an interesting product of two directors, both with kind of unique visions, both with really strong takes,” he said. “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 also waved off rumors that the extensive reshoots indicated trouble with the project.
“I’ve never worked on a movie that didn’t do reshoots,” he said, noting, “‘Argo,’ we did reshoots for a week and a half! Four days on ‘Gone Baby Gone!'”
“Justice League” opens in theaters November 17.