With work now well underway on the “Justice League” reshoots, actor Ben Affleck has taken some time out from the production to talk about Joss Whedon’s involvement in the wake of director Zack Snyder departure due to a family tragedy.
We’ve heard different reports as to how extensive these reshoots are, though additional photography on the film was always planned and Whedon was already helping out to some extent before Snyder stepped back. Affleck acknowledges to EW that what’s going on is “a little bit unorthodox”:
“Zack had a family tragedy, and stepped off, which was horrible. For the movie, the best person we could’ve possibly found was Joss. We got really lucky that he stepped in.
It’s 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.”
Affleck also wanted to clarify that reshoots are part and parcel of the filmmaking process, and he’s well aware of it as his own films have undergone them:
“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!’ This is a really nice time to work in DC. They’re hitting their stride. They’re getting it right. It’s starting to feel like it’s really working.”
Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Willem Dafoe, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, Billy Crudup, Amber Heard, Kiersey Clemons and J.K. Simmons co-star in the film which opens November 10th.