Why Justice League was the ‘worst experience’ says Ben Affleck …..


It’s been well documented that the 2017 cinema released version of Justice League was beset with a number of issues but in a recent interview Ben Affleck has described it as the ‘worst experience’ he’s ever had shooting a film.

He has has gone on record as saying how much he loved playing Batman in Batman v Superman but Justice League was hit by  “one problem after another”. For Affleck the ‘worst experience started when Zack Snyder left mid shoot after the tragic death of his daughter. It was part of a perfect storm of unfortunate incidents for Affleck saying,  “That was a bad experience because of a confluence of things: my own life, my divorce, being away too much, the competing agendas and then Zack’s personal tragedy and the reshooting. It just was the worst experience. It was awful. It was everything that I didn’t like about this……..That became the moment where I said, ‘I’m not doing this anymore.’ It’s not even about, like, Justice League was so bad. Because it could have been anything”

Worst experience - Why did Ben Affleck described Justice League like this?

Affleck was going to direct his own Batman film as reported HERE but dropped out of both directing and reprising the role with his ‘worst experience’ having him reappraising his priorities in life (like many of us during lockdown). “Directing Batman is a good example. I looked at it and thought, ‘I’m not going to be happy doing this. The person who does this should love it.’ You’re supposed to always want these things, and I probably would have loved doing it at 32 or something. But it was the point where I started to realize it’s not worth it. It’s just a wonderful benefit of reorienting and recalibrating your priorities that once it started being more about the experience, I felt more at ease.”

It would seem that Justice League was also a worst experience for Ray Fisher who played Cyborg who would lodge a highly publicized complaint about abusive behaviour on the set by Joss Whedon as reported HERE. Zack Snyder eventually returned to complete his epic four hour version of the film in 2020

source : Hollywood reporter


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