Ben Affleck is currently out doing promotional rounds for the new inspirational drama “The Way Back.”
With the Robert Pattinson-led “The Batman” filming it’s pretty obvious that questions would arise as to his predecessor’s departure from the role and said man’s thoughts on his successor.
Speaking with Jake Hamilton’s Channel, Affleck has no issues with his replacement: “I think Robert’s a great actor, he’s going to do great.” He also says he “lost my passion for telling those stories” in regards to superhero films, and realised it was time to step back:
“It just seemed like very clear to me that if it’s not the most important thing in the world to you, you’re not going to make a very good movie. The movie deserves to be made by someone whose dying to do it and can’t wait, and that wasn’t me at the time, so I moved on.”
Affleck’s last outing in the role was Zack Snyder’s “Justice League” which pops up in the headlines every now and then due to the Snyder Cut movement. Speaking with CinemaBlend, Affleck reveals he wasn’t originally aware of the push for Snyder’s original vision, but he is now all for it being shown:
“I didn’t know about it. Zack was like, ‘Hey, they are doing this thing.’ And I said, ‘Zack, I love you, and I support you. However I can help you.’ I do think that movie, you know, having two directors is a very weird thing. And for Justice League, the director had family tragedy. … and so you have a kind of cow’s body with a horse’s head a little bit with two directors a lot of times, for better or for worse. I do think Zack’s cut should be available.”
Affleck joined fellow cast members Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa and others in November last year to use social media to promote the Snyder Cut. There’s been no real movement on it however from Warner Bros. Pictures’ side.