Ben Affleck Calls Justice League the “Nadir” of His Career

Ben Affleck as Batman in 2016's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Image: Warner Bros.

The development of 2017 (and by the end of 2021) League of Justice is one of the best documented movie mess in recent history, and its stars still feel its impact years later. Ray fisher He spoke more about his time working on the movie, but this weekend, it’s Ben Affleck in the spotlight for his words about the troubled movie.

Affleck, speaking to the LA Times, was asked about his brief difficult time as Batman that began with 2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. At the time, it was reported that the 49-year-old actor was also headlining, writing and directing a solo Batman movie that would eventually become The batman. But it was his addiction to alcohol and understanding of where his life was going that caused him to drop out of school to seek treatment. “I looked at it [Batman] And he thought, ‘I’m not going to be happy doing this. The person doing this must love it, ‘”Affleck recalls. “I probably would have loved to do it at 32 or something like that. But it was the point where I started to realize it wasn’t worth it. ”

Speaking quite frankly, the actor went on to talk about how League of Justice in particular it was what he considered “the lowest point” of his career. With everything going on at the time, his divorce, Warner Bros. “competing schedules,” and the death of director Zack Snyder’s daughter Autumn, working on the film was torture. Describing it as “everything I didn’t like about this,” he knew that was the moment when he had to leave Batman altogether, but also added that at that point in his life, anything could have set him off. “It’s not even about, like, League of Justice it was so bad. Because it could have been anything. “ As bleak as it may sound for Affleck, there’s a happy ending here – he’s returning to character for November. Flash movie, and that sounds like I had a little fun with his iteration of the character before putting him to rest.

Now that Batman is behind him, Affleck is reorienting himself towards projects he really wants to do, like last year. The last duel. While the film underperformed financially, his performance as Count Pierre d’Alençon was something he enjoyed doing, and many viewers enjoyed watching him.. “I really loved the movie! … I was disappointed that more people didn’t see it, but I can’t pursue what is going to be great.” That understanding of the need to stand firm is what he believes will be best for all players going forward and for the industry as a whole. “I am not concerned with the notions of success or failure about money or business success, because those things really corrupt your choices. So what happens is that the movies are less interesting and you are less good. “

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