In a previous BBC interview, Ben Affleck was asked about the appalling Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice reviews and the actor responded with a defeated, lifeless stare. Following that, he became a victim of many trolls who made that same limp face into a meme.
Now, it’s pretty clear why the Gone Girl star had that reaction. Behind those listless eyes was the realisation that all the negative criticism was actually correct.
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“I can understand people saying [Batman v. Superman] was too dark, or this was outside the tone of what we’re used to seeing with a Batman story, and I think that’s a fair criticism,” he said in a new interview with Empire Magazine.
“But, if it's any consolation, things are probably maybe supposed to change in the upcoming Justice League,” he continued. “This was all scripted and set up before that movie came out.” “The approach was changed anyway for the second one. It was natural progression.”
He doesn’t seem too sure, does he?
Changing the tone of the DC Cinematic Universe really shows just how poorly planned this franchise was from the beginning. At present, along with making these heroes watchable for Justice League, Warner Bros. is changing its entire strategy, reported Esquire.
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They are currently in the process of making the films less focused on inter-connectivity, while setting up a completely separate new banner for stand-alone movies. Meanwhile, Ben Affleck's role in the next Batman movie continues to diminish while he continues to distance himself from the franchise.
It's all going really well then, we suppose.
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