Ben Affleck Says Joss Whedon Didn't Move 'Justice League' to Something Like 'The Avengers'

Justice League went through a significant change earlier this year, when Zack Snyder stepped down from directing the film after a family tragedy. When Joss Whedon took on the helm for the film's reshoots and post-production, some fans were cautious about the change, worrying that the project would become too similar to Whedon's Avengers films. According to one of the film's stars, however, that isn't the case.

In a recent interview with Empire Magazine, Ben Affleck clarified that Whedon didn't set out to mold the film into something new. As the actor, who plays Bruce Wayne/Batman, explained, Whedon's ultimate goal was to carry on a version of Snyder's initial vision.

"I didn't sense that we were moving towards something that felt like The Avengers," Affleck revealed. "Joss is more than just an Avengers director. He's a good storyteller, full stop. In mid-stream, Joss got on and part of what interested him was the puzzle aspect of it, fitting in pieces that weren't there yet. He put the rest of the pieces in and gave it his own imprimatur. Joss came in and walked a very fine line between Zack's sensibility, tone, and direction. We found a really fun and inspiring synthesis of their two forms of storytelling. I was so glad everyone showed up to work for Zack."

This isn't the first time that Affleck has made comments like these, previously calling the film "an interesting product of two directors." And despite countless rumors of significant reshoots, the cast assures that the film was not changed too significantly, something echoed by Diana Prince/Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot.

"This is Zack Snyder's movie," Gadot added. "Joss only did a few weeks of reshoots. He was Zack's guy and knew exactly what he wanted to get."

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Justice League opens in theaters on November 17, 2017.

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