Affleck Opens Up About Reasons That Led To His Departure From DCEU


The fact that DC was unable to get DC Extended Universe perfectly on screen is mind boggling. They had a god storyline, amazing and proven actors. Then the reason as to why it did not work is still confusing and something which we don’t really have an answer of. Why did DC call for a complete revamp of the Zack Snyder version of Justice League, when after the release of the extended version, it’s clear as day that it was superior is a question we absolutely have no answer for. They not only destroyed the movie but also took away from the depth of the characters as well as undermined the amazing work actors put in.

It sort of marked an end to both Affleck and Cavill’s term as Superheroes. Though jury is still out on Cavill. But in all honesty they were good, I mean both the actors put a lot in their roles so it wasn’t a parody by any means. Affleck of all was the most affected by it. After his disastrous turn as Daredevil he swore off from playing any superhero movies, but Snyder’s enthusiasm and vision completely won him over and he decided to take on the Black cape. He built himself to be the most buffed version of the character. And was quite appreciated for it until the coming of what was called Justice League. People thought that it was the failure of this movie that led Affleck to leave the franchise, no party ever opened their mouth on this. But now Affleck has come out saying that if not the failure it was the process that took a toll on him. The diversion of the script from Snyder’s version to something else which he knew in his gut would not work is what drove him away from the role of the Batman. He was quoted saying,

“I showed somebody ‘The Batman’ script. They said, ‘I think the script is good. I also think you’ll drink yourself to death if you go through what you just went through again.'”

Considering the issues he has gone through publically regarding his sobriety it was a good call on his part to step off from such a demanding role.

He will next be appearing in the movie The Way Back where he plays an alcoholic who’s asked to coach his old high school’s basketball team.


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