Ben Affleck Named Executive Producer On ‘Justice League’
In what is sure to be a great sign that Warner Bros. and DC are taking the current Justice League movie seriously, they have named Ben Affleck (Batman) as Executive Producer to Director Zack Snyder. According Deadline, Affleck will be working with writer Chris Terrio on polishing the script as well as seeing to the production duties. Warner Bros. has complete confidence in Affleck and this should not come as a shock to anyone. Affleck will work closely with Snyder once again (Batman v Superman) as he begins filming his role as Batman for Justice League. Warner Bros. last month named Ben as director to the upcoming solo Batman film. Deadline had this to say “It seems like a smart move, given that Affleck is already on the premises to reprise his Batman/Bruce Wayne character, and because he’s as strong a storytelling presence as Warner Bros has on its lot. He showed that with his writing-directing efforts Gone Baby Gone, The Town and Argo, the latter of which won the Best Picture Oscar for Warner Bros.”
Batman v Superman is coming off a record-breaking March and Justice League is currently in its second month of production. So how do you feel about this breaking news? I for one think its great for the film and I feel Ben will make sure the script and production will be where it needs to be in order to make the film a huge success. Affleck worked closely with Snyder on Batman v Superman so he could learn more about special effects which will help aid him in directing Batman. I am not sure if this recent move has anything to do with reports that WB and Snyder are butting heads over the film. Affleck and Snyder have respect for one another and I still fully believe Justice League will be his vision and not Affleck’s. As always stay tuned to more exciting DC/Marvel news here at MFST. You can also find me on Twitter @manofsteel37013.
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