Ben Affleck Promoted to Executive Producer on ‘Justice League’

By May 6, 2016

Maybe the biggest complaint about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice from a majority of the fans, was director Zack Snyder at the helm, who’s style and clear creative choices were not only odd and disconcerting, but tainted the film on a very fundamental level it seemed like. I think a lot of people, myself included, left the movie wondering whether or not Snyder understood either the Batman or Superman characters, or worse yet, if he even liked them all that much.

In response to that as well, there have been some strong moments of fan outrage regarding Snyder’s possible direction of DC’s Justice League movies, causing some fans to even start petitions asking for him to be replaced as the films’ director.

Now, Deadline is reporting that Batman himself, Ben Affleck, has been promoted on the film, acting as an executive producer on it as well as starring in it as the beloved comic book character. Affleck will reportedly be involved more now with Snyder’s direction on the film, as well as working on Chris Terrio’s script behind-the-scenes to help make the film the best that it can be.

The report also states that Affleck is doing it in support of Snyder, who he worked with on Dawn of Justice, though let’s face it, it doesn’t sound like many of the actors in the film were aware of some of the changes and choices that Snyder was making behind-the-scenes and in the film’s editing room.

Without a doubt though, Affleck was the most critically-praised and beloved aspect of Batman v Superman, with many touting his performance as being the best onscreen Batman that we’ve ever seen. Many fans wanted Affleck to take over as director on Justice League even, but now as he acts as executive producer on the film, as well as moving on to work with DC’s Geoff Johns on their own solo Batman movie, hopefully he’ll be able to exercise a bit more control over the DCCU moving forward.

Or at the very least, make sure that Justice League doesn’t have nearly as choppy and incomprehensible editing as Batman v Superman did.

Justice League Part 1 is set to hit theatres on November 17th, 2017.

Make sure to keep checking back for more updates — right here on GeekNation.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable
  • David Johnson

    Until snyder is totally out of the picture I don’t have high hopes for the DCverse.