Ben Affleck renews support for Zack Snyder cut of ‘Justice League’: “It should be available”

Ben Affleck has renewed his support for the release of the Zack Snyder director’s cut of Justice League.

The 2017 DC Comics film was hit by tragedy during post-production following the death of Snyder’s daughter Autumn in March 2017. The Avengers director Joss Whedon took over directing duties from Snyder for the rest of post-production.

A fan campaign to get Snyder’s original cut of Justice League released has been bubbling away since, with Affleck — who played Batman / Bruce Wayne in the movie — previously voicing his support for its release along with his co-star Gal Gadot.

Speaking at a press event for his new movie The Way Back, Affleck told CinemaBlend about why he supported the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut movement.

Zack Snyder, Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot
Zack Snyder, Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot (Picture: Getty)

“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,’” Affleck recalled.

“I do think that movie, you know, having two directors is a very weird thing. And for Justice League, the director had a 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.

Affleck added: “I do think Zack’s cut should be available.”

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Back in November, the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut movement was hit with a blow after it was reported that there was “little appetite” at Warner Bros. to release Snyder’s vision of Justice League.

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Ben Affleck renews support for Zack Snyder cut of ‘Justice League’: “It should be available”