Why Justice League Was More Fun Than Batman V Superman, According To Ben Affleck

All the heroes in Justice League

Making a superhero film is a massive undertaking that can take months and even years to complete. These films have huge budgets that they have to recoup, which puts a great deal of pressure on everyone involved, not to mention the 14 hour days spent sweating in a heavy suit. So it would be understandable if not everyone enjoyed their time making a comic book film, but having the right people around you and a fun environment can make all the difference. For Ben Affleck, this is what made working on Justice League more fun than his time on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The Batman actor spoke about filming Justice League and how the fun experience of filming the movie translates to the finished product, saying:

Everybody got along and I think it comes across in the movie. You see the comradery of this group. You root for them to come together and a part of that is we all genuinely like each other and had complementary personalities and skillsets as these heroes and that was just a lot of fun. It was much more fun than the last movie because I had all these people to play with.

For a movie that is about the building of an all-star superhero team, this is exactly what you want to hear. The team dynamic is critical to whether or not audiences enjoy the experience and want to continue to see the adventures of this group. The comradery of the group is a hallmark of the Justice League in the comic books and part of what audiences love about Marvel's Avengers and Cinematic Universe. The new introductions of Jason Momoa's Aquaman, Ezra Miller's Flash and Ray Fisher's Cyborg allows for new permutations and interplay among the cast and characters. Having more people on set that you get along with and can have fun and joke around with just makes for a better work environment and based on Ben Affleck's comments to Access Hollywood, that sounds like the case here. While great films and performances can come out of a miserable set, generally speaking it bodes well that the actors had a good time.

The tonal shift of the film from the dour Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice likely also played a role in the fun the actors had. The DC cinematic universe may have had some struggles so far but thanks to the success of Wonder Woman things are on the right track and that has to have the cast and the people at WB excited about the future. Justice League is poised for financial success and breakout performances despite the change in directors and the film's high cost. If the actors' enjoyment is any indication, the juice will have been worth the squeeze.

You can see how well the team gets along when Justice League opens in theaters on November 17. Don't forget that you can also pre-order your tickets for Justice League.

Nick Evans

Nick grew up in Maryland has degrees in Film Studies and Communications. His life goal is to walk the earth, meet people and get into adventures. He’s also still looking for The Adventures of Pete and Pete season 3 on DVD if anyone has a lead.