It’s Time to Stop Asking Ben Affleck About Batman and Justice League (For Now)


It's Time to Stop Asking Ben Affleck About… by filmjunkee

I got to feel bad for Ben Affleck. He’s busy trying to promote a movie he’s worked on for the passed year and a half that is getting panned by critics and everyone wants to know about Batman and Justice League. To add to all that, Live By Night didn’t do well at the box office. So, fellow bloggers, let’s leave the guy alone for a little bit.

He did answer some more question about Justice League, but it’s the same answers we have been hearing. LIGHTER TONE!

Justice League, you probably saw the teaser that came out of Comic-Con; I thought it is nicely emblematic of the kind of minor tone shift and segue in storytelling. It’s a little bit lighter, the characters are a little bit more comfortable in themselves, so they can express a wider array of emotions. And there are just more people in it, so it’s more fun. It’s all of these different characters bumping up against each other and the team dynamic offers a lot of dramatic possibility.

It’s different in terms of tone and, obviously, just a different actor. I think the most profound difference is that I’m playing the part at an older age than those guys were when they played it, and it’s about a guy who’s had a long life of this experience, rather than someone who’s just setting out on the journey to become this guy. He’s older and wiser, I guess. And he was pretty pissed off in Batman v Superman, but now it’s not about finding revenge in Justice League, it’s about protecting the Earth. So the feel is different.

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