Yet another day goes by and another rumor surfaces about Ben Affleck's commitment to the DC cause. Despite this tireless dance of 'will he' or 'won't he,' what we can bank on for sure is the actor's inclusion in the upcoming blockbuster Justice League.
The title has officially given a writer's credit to incoming filmmaker Joss Whedon, seeing him fill in as director for Zack Snyder as he was on personal leave from the project. With Warner Brothers taking the movie into post production leading into a November 17 debut, Affleck and co-star Ezra Miller gave their thoughts on a feature that promises to overcome the brooding disappointment that was the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice saga.
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Speaking with People, Affleck outlined how attractive a prospect it is to bring the ensemble together. Having established his Batman with Wonder Woman before teasing the likes of Cyborg, Flash and Aquaman, this will explore the melting pot of different characters from various backgrounds coming together under one banner for a single cause.
"This is a step in evolution to bring together all of these characters who have had their origins," he remarked. "It's about multilateralism, and it's about hope and about working together and the kind of conflicts of trying to work together with others. Part of the drama of the movie is the question of whether or not the team is going to come together. It's very different from the tenor of the last movie and there's also more room for humor."
Whereas BvS showcased two protagonists in Superman and Batman who were somewhat jaded by the whole superhero shtick, this injection of new faces will give the franchise something it has not seen before.
"Wonder Woman is very powerful, Aquaman is very badass, he's got very strong and stubborn energy," says Affleck. "Flash is a lot of fun and full of life and Cyborg is just a very smart and independent person. And we have some new vehicles that are really awesome, like the Flying Fox, it's so big that it can transport the whole League and can carry a Batmobile."
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24-year old Miller is clearly the young pup of the group and being the freshman, he thrived off this dynamic on set.
"We all had a friggin' blast. I love this gang of weirdos. We're all very different humans and we really love each other through and through. I personally always feel that the goodness of what we create interpersonally on a set flows into the quantum fabric of the film. I trust completely in this very esoteric understanding. If having the most fun was a competition, then we all won, or lost, all a matter of perspective. Ain't no use trying to contrast or compare. Everybody's got their own special sauce brand of fun, y'know?"