DC Comics fans are still reeling after the news that Zack Snyder's Justice League was officially announced, with the Snyder Cut heading directly to HBO Max next year. Warner Bros. Pictures is also making a sizable investment into finishing the project, and Snyder's team is currently reassembling to finish visual effects and possibly bring the cast back for more dialogue recording. Justice League actors including Ray Fisher and Jason Momoa took to social media to express gratitude to both Snyder and the fans, and now Batman actor Ben Affleck has also added his voice to the chorus of praise.
Affleck, who starred as Batman in Justice League and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, appeared on the new episode of Kevin Smith's FatMan Beyond show, sending a message to everyone who worked hard to see this Snyder Cut come to fruition. He also shared his love for Snyder in the message, explaining how ecstatic he was that his friend got to see his vision through.
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BATMAN ON FAT MAN BEYOND! Last night on #fatmanbeyond, @benaffleck sent a message to all the fans who made the #zacksnyder @justiceleague a forthcoming reality on @hbomax with their passionate #releasethesnydercut campaign! Ben also sent some love to his director Zack in the clip - and for you @jayandsilentbob Strike Back fans, he included a bomb of a button! Big thanks to the Dark Knight for swinging by our little show - @marcbernardin & I appreciated it, and the audience was ecstatic! (See the whole episode at my @youtube channel.) #KevinSmith #benaffleck #justiceleague #benaffleckbatman #hbomax #zacksnydersjusticeleague
"I just want to say, I'm sorry I couldn't make it on there live, but I'm very excited that Zack's getting a chance to finally see his vision realized," Affleck says in the video. "I think it's a great thing, I'm really excited for the fans to get to see it. And I want to say thank you to the fans, because is was their enthusiasm and their passion that made this happen. Without the fan support, I don't think it would've happened. But I love Zack, I love his version of the movie, and I look forward to everyone getting a chance to see it."
Plenty of fans loved Affleck's performance as Batman in both of Snyder's team-up films, and the actor was supposed to get his own solo movie to follow-up Justice League. However, when everything went south with that film's production and release, many plans were changed. Warner Bros. ultimately went a different route and hired Matt Reeves to direct a new Batman movie, with Robert Pattinson taking over as the Dark Knight.
Still, there is more footage of Affleck's Batman on the way, thanks to the upcoming release of Zack Snyder's Justice League on HBO Max.