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Ben Affleck described filming Justice League as the worst experience of his life: “It was horrible.”

Ben Affleck described filming Justice League as the worst experience of his life:

Ben Affleck opened his heart and revealed that the most unhappy moment in his career was the filming of Justice League.

The DC Tank, released in 2017 and directed by Zack Snyder, starred Affleck as Batman, alongside Henry Cavill (Superman), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) and Amy Adams (Luisa Lane), among others.

The film took place after the death of Superman. Batman and Wonder Woman recruited Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg to save the world from the threat of Steppenwolf and his army of Parademons. It was a shoot surrounded by problems, which were translated on the screen and, as a consequence, at the box office it did not give the revenues that were expected.

Ben Affleck As Batman Alongside Gal Gadot And Director Zack Snyder On The Set Of Justice League.

Ben Affleck as Batman alongside Gal Gadot and director Zack Snyder on the set of Justice League.

“It was horrible”

League of Justice it was really my lowest point, “admitted Affleck in a lengthy interview with the Los Angeles Times.

“It was a bad experience due to a confluence of facts: my own life, my divorce (from Jennifer Garner), being away from home too long, conflicting agendas and then Zack’s personal tragedy and the new shoot,” he added. The latter refers to the fact that the director’s daughter, Snyder, committed suicide in the middle of filming.

It was simply the worst experience. It was horrible. It was all I didn’t like about this. It became the moment where I thought, ‘I’m not going to keep doing this.’ It’s not even about Justice League being that bad. Because it could have been anything. “

Ben Affleck Characterized As Batman;  The Actor Had A Really Bad Time At His Job In The Justice League.

Ben Affleck characterized as Batman; the actor had a really bad time at his job in the Justice League.

Out of batman

After that movie, Affleck was going to direct and star The batman, which would have been his first time playing DC’s hooded vigilante in a solo movie.

Strictly speaking, he was hired to play the role of Batman in three more films, but he walked away from the character shortly after the launch of Justice League in early 2017. He also stepped back as a director and sought treatment for alcoholism. Two years later, he officially left the project.

When talking about this decision, he mentions: “I looked (the script of The batman) and I thought, ‘I’m not going to be happy doing this. The person who does this should love him. ‘ You’re always supposed to want these things, and I probably would have loved to do it at 32 or something. “

“But it was the point where I started to realize that it’s not worth it. It’s a wonderful benefit to reorient and recalibrate your priorities, and once things started to be more about the life experience, I felt more at ease. “

Among Other Things, The Suicide Of The Film'S Director'S Daughter Affected Affleck.

Among other things, the suicide of the film’s director’s daughter affected Affleck.

A conflicting movie

Snyder directed League of Justice, brought together all the superheroes of DC Comics, just as Marvel did in the Avengers films. But both the director and his wife, Deborah Snyder, who is a producer on all of his films, had to abandon the project in its last phase. due to the suicide of his daughter Autumn. The film is dedicated to the young woman, who died at the age of 20.

Joss Whedon (known for his work as director of Buffy the Vampire Slayer) then joined as a backup, but the result was utter nonsense.

At Warner’s request, Whedon shot new scenes, changed the tone to a pastiche that was neither comic nor epic, and the film was a critical and public failure. As if this weren’t enough, actor Ray Fisher (Cyborg) accused him of abusive behavior on set.

Finally a new version of the movie, called Zack Snyder’s Justice League, premiered in March 2021 on different streaming platforms, and thus ended a story that mixed tragedy, farce, comedy, bewildered executives, uncontrolled fans.


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