After playing Batman twice, 벤 애플렉 says his second turn as the superhero was more enjoyable than the first.
애플렉, 49, first starred as Batman in 2017’s Joss Whedon 영화 사법 리그. 지금, 몇 년 후, he’s set to reprise his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman in 전조등, an upcoming film directed by Andy Muschietti and starring Ezra Miller.
The actor told 다양성 he enjoyed playing the DC hero again, 설명, “It was a really nice way to revisit that as the prior experience had been difficult.”
While he didn’t go into detail about his experience working on 사법 리그, Affleck’s co-star on the film, Ray Fisher, 앞으로 나왔다 last summer with allegations of abuse and bullying on set, accusing Whedon, 57, NS “역겨운, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable” 행동. Gal Gadot has also spoken out, sharing during in an interview with Israeli news outlet N12 5월 발행 8, that Whedon threatened her career while working on 사법 리그. “I had my issues with Joss, and I handled it,” Gadot said. “He threatened my career and said that if I do something, he will make sure my career is miserable and I took care of it on the spot.”
Whedon has not addressed the allegations and a rep for the producer has not returned PEOPLE’s request for comment.
애플렉, who spoke to 다양성 at a screening for his upcoming film 텐더 바, added that working on 전조등 ~ 후에 사법 리그 “was really lovely” 그리고 “really fun.”
“I had a great time,” 그는 계속했다, 농담하기 전에, “I’m probably under some gag order that I’m not even aware that I probably just violated and I’m now going to be sued.”
Affleck also praised Miller, 29, who plays titular character Barry Allen in the film adaptation of DC’s 2011 Flashpoint comic series.
“I love Ezra,” Affleck said, adding that he enjoyed shooting the film in the U.K. since he could see 제이슨 모모아, “who’s over there making 아쿠아맨 [and the Lost Kingdom].”
When Affleck’s 전조등 casting news was first announced last summer, Muschietti, the film’s director, revealed Batman’s link to the story, explaining to 허영 박람회 that the character brings a new “emotional level” to the film.
“[Affleck’s] Batman has a dichotomy that is very strong, which is his masculinity—because of the way he looks, and the imposing figure that he has, and his jawline —but he’s also very vulnerable,” Muschietti told 허영 박람회. “He knows how to deliver from the inside out, that vulnerability. He just needs a story that allows him to bring that contrast, that balance.”
스토리를 놓치지 마세요. 사람들의 무료 주간 뉴스레터 매주 금요일 받은편지함으로 한 주의 가장 큰 뉴스를 받아보세요..
감독은 덧붙였다., “He’s a very substantial part of the emotional impact of the movie. I’m glad to be collaborating with someone who has been on both sides of the camera, ~도. He understands.”
전조등 is also set to feature another former Batman star; Muschietti promised that 마이클 키튼 — who played the dark superhero in 1989 그리고 1992 — will play a “substantial” role in the film. 전조등 is currently in production, but is set for a 2022 premiere date.