It’s hard to argue that Jeremy Irons was one of the best parts of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice with him spending most of his time with another strong part of the film, Ben Affleck – who also co-wrote the script with fellow Argo writer Chris Terrio. With everything else pretty much a mess, it was hard to see the cast have to answer questions about the flaws and criticisms, especially Affleck who didn’t look all too pleased. But now that we are passed all of that and Justice League: Part One is starting to shoot, it is interesting to hear what the cast really has to say about the film.
Now Irons is opening up about how Batman v Superman deserves all the criticism it got after its release, but he remains optimistic about Justice League: Part One. More on the story below.
Speaking to The Daily Mail, Irons shared critics and fan (some of them at least) sentiment. Here’s what the actor had to say:
Deservedly so. I mean it took £800 million, so the kicking didn’t matter but it was sort of overstuffed… It was very muddled.
Well, it’s hard to argue with the box office numbers, no matter how disappointing it is, but the fact that an actor who worked on the film can be so candid is a bit surprising. Most of the time we would hear something like this when there is plenty of distance between the two. But he is saying this just a few months after the film’s release.
However, since BvS‘s release, Warner Bros. has cut back on the number of films they are releasing, and they have hired new creative heads to oversee the future of the DCEU. Plus they have given some creative power to Affleck who will now be an executive producer on Justice League: Part One in addition to writing and possibly directing his solo Batman feature.
Still, the actor remains optimistic about Justice League: Part One, saying that the film won’t make the same mistakes as BvS.
I think the next one will be simpler. The script is certainly a lot smaller, it’s more linear.
Let’s hope so. It is a little reassuring to hear that it will be less cluttered, but then again, he could just be saying that because he is still signed on for more films.
Justice League: Part One is scheduled to open in theaters on November 17, 2017.
[Source: The Daily Mail]