Following the lukewarm receptions of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Suicide Squad," many fans and critics agreed that something needed to be done to right the fledgling DC Extended Universe. If Ben Affleck's latest comments are any indication, Warner Bros. may have listened.
While promoting his new film "Live by Night," the actor/director discussed his experience on Zack Snyder's "Justice League," offering DC Comics fans hope for what's to come. “It was great, and there’s a lot of changes and a lot of new stuff," he told HeyUGuys. "There was a whole feeling of kind of ‘rebirth’ and there’s an exciting group of actors. You know, Ezra Miller and Jason Momoa and guys like that, so much fun. And Gal Gadot, who’s great, and Henry Cavill. It was a lot of fun.”
Obviously, any mention of “changes” and “new stuff” is music to the ears of many fans, it may suggest Warner Bros.' awareness of the critical response to last year's superhero films. However, “rebirth” is also interesting, given that it's the name of DC's new comic book initiative, which returned many elements that had been missing since 2011's New 52 relaunch.
The interviewer suggests to Affleck that his "Live by Night" co-star Sienna Miller would be a good fit for the role of Vicki Vale, journalist and Bruce Wayne's occasional love interest, in "The Batman." Affleck didn't disagree, praising the actress as “perfect for anything" before adding, “Vicki Vale’s kind of bitchy, I think she’s better for … well, we won’t say that." He trailed off, indicating he didn't want to ignite a social-media frenzy.
Opening Nov. 17, “Justice League” stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Raymond Fisher, Willem Dafoe, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen and J.K. Simmons.