When Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hit theaters in March 2016, the film was widely panned by critics, and Batman actor Ben Affleck can see why. Speaking to Empire, Affleck called the criticisms "fair" and discussed whether or not they had any impact on Justice League, which premieres next month.
“I can understand people saying [Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice] was too dark, or this was outside the tone of what I’m used to seeing with a Batman story, and I think that’s a fair criticism,” he shared.
However, that doesn't mean that criticism changed the direction of Justice League. According to Affleck, the upcoming film "was all scripted and set up before that movie came out. The approach was changed anyway for the second one. It was natural progression.”
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is currently available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD. Arriving November 17, Justice League stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta and J. K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon.