Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is notorious for its gritty, dark tone, but Ben Affleck has assured fans that Justice League will be lighter. Speaking to Geek Magazine, the Batman actor revealed where and why humor is injected into the movie.
“Justice League is a big change tonally because you now have the personalities of all these different characters coming together, and it gives you a chance to infuse a lot of humor into the scenes.” Affleck said. “For Bruce, he’s having to open up and play well with others because he knows he needs them, so while he doesn’t lose sight of how serious the threat is, he’s humanized by the Flash’s earnestness, Diana’s warmth, even Aquaman’s needling.”
Ezra Miller’s take on Barry Allen, also known as The Flash, was said to be an early favorite in the advanced screenings of Justice League, and the trailers have already teased his role.
“The goal of the team is intense — they have to save the world, after all — but the humor that comes into it from all of these characters trying to work together, some of them with more experience, some with essentially none, results in a lot of laughter and playful banter that I believe audiences will really enjoy,” the actor said. It seems that the dynamic of the team will be the main comedic driving force in the film, which will subsequently help to lighten the tone. Of course, that’s said to have always been director Zack Snyder’s plan all along.
Justice League sees Batman and Wonder Woman coming together to form a group of metahumans capable of repelling an incoming invasion by Apokolips’s own Steppenwolf. With the world on the line, and in the wake of Superman’s death in Batman v Superman, it’s possible the newly formed group won’t be enough to fight back the darkness that’s coming.
Opening Nov. 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, Raymond 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, Amber Heard as Mera and J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon.
(via Screen Rant)
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