Ben Affleck says some ‘Batman v Superman’ criticism was “fair”, promises ‘Justice League’ is lighter

Batman v Superman was disliked for many reasons by critics, but one thing that they all seemed to keep bringing up was the movie’s dark tone. In a new interview with Empire Magazine, Ben Affleck addressed the criticism saying that some of it was “fair”.

“I can understand people saying [Batman v Superman] was too dark, or this was outside the tone of what I’m used to seeing with a Batman story, and I think that’s a fair criticism,” Affleck said.

Affleck then reiterated what Justice League writer Chris Terrio said last year before Batman v Superman even came out, that Justice League would be a bit lighter. “Zack [Snyder] wanted to make a movie that was more fun, that was a little bit light, that wasn’t so encumbered with heavy melodrama,” he said.

Gal Gadot also chimed in, adding “Justice League is not a dark or heavy movie. It doesn’t have the weight that Batman v Superman had.”

Are you looking forward to a lighter, more fun movie with Justice League? Or would you prefer a tone that’s more consistent with what we saw in Batman v Superman? Let me know in the comments below.

SOURCE: Empire Magazine (November 2017)