Ben Affleck Addresses Zack Snyder ‘Tragedy,’ Says ‘We Got Really Lucky’ Joss Whedon Took Over

Affleck goes on to describe “Justice League” as a “an interesting product of two directors”

“Batman” actor Ben Affleck is thankful Marvel vet Joss Whedon was available to take over “Justice League” reshoots after director Zack Snyder stepped down to deal with with the death of his daughter, attributed to suicide. “It’s a little bit unorthodox,” admits Ben Affleck. “Zack had a family tragedy, and stepped off, which was horrible. For the movie, the best person we could’ve possibly found was Joss. We got really lucky that he stepped in.”

Affleck talked about Whedon and Snyder in an interview with EW, calling the upcoming superhero ensemble film “an interesting product of two directors, both with kind of unique visions, both with really strong takes. I’ve never had that experience before making a movie. I have to say, I really love working with Zack, and I really love the stuff we’ve done with Joss.”

With “Wonder Woman” crossing $400 million at the domestic box office, Affleck has encouraging words about the future of the DC Extended Universe by saying, “”This is a really nice time to work in DC. They’re hitting their stride. They’re getting it right. It’s starting to feel like it’s really working.”

“Justice League” also stars Gal Gadot, Henry Cavill, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams and Amber Heard. It will hit theaters on Nov. 17.