This was a year after Christian Bale hung up his cape and cowl in The Dark Knight Rises. Then the actor Ben Affleck was selected to be the next cinematic Batman.
Affleck’s Bruce Wayne debuted in the 2016’s Batman Vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice, and while this version of the Gotham City vigilante would cameo months later in Suicide Squad. His only major appearances were in the Justice League towards the end of 2017.
When thinking back on the previous Batman Vs Superman and Justice League, the actor prefers his time on the former, noting how the latter was plagued with many kinds of problems.
As those fans who followed along Justice League as it was being made, the director Zach Snyder exited the production in May 2017 following the death of his daughter, Autumn.
Joss Whedon, who had some of the rewrites for Justice League, was then brought in to oversee the rest of the post-production in Snyder’s place, which also included the hefty reshoots that altered a lot of movies.
It is never easy putting a movie together, but as the actor Ben Affleck mentioned during his chat with GQ, then there were a lot of issues to deal with in the movie Justice League.
On the other hand, it was a smoother process for the actor, with Ben being interested in Zach Snyder’s take on giving audiences an ‘older’ and ‘kind of broken down’.
While Batman Vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice was met with mostly negative reception among the critics. The movie has a sizeable fan base, and also the entended Ultimate edition released on Home Media, which improves the story in certain areas.
There were also some plans early into Ben’s time as Batman to give his incarnation of the character his alone standalone movie, with Ben also working on The Batman script with Geoff Johns and intending to direct.