Ben Affleck And J.K. Simmons Tease Their DCEU Reunion On The Solo BATMAN Film

Ben Affleck And J.K. Simmons Tease Their DCEU Reunion On The Solo BATMAN Film

Ben Affleck And J.K. Simmons Tease Their DCEU Reunion On The Solo BATMAN Film

Ben Affleck declined to give any specifics on the solo Batman film while doing press for The Accountant but did talk about how he's learned that the director is the most important person on the set.

While doing press for their upcoming release, The Accountant, Ben Affleck (Bruce Wayne) and J.K. Simmons (Commissioner Gordon) circumspectly touched on their roles in the DCEU, having already  worked together on Justice League and now set to reunite on the Batman film.

Commenting on the chance to flesh out Gordon in the Ben Affleck directed picture, Simmons stated, "For me, it was another example of getting to be a supporting guy  and getting to work with Ben again."

For his part, Affleck touched on the relative yet dissimilar pressures facing directors and actors.  "Movies are all about the director. I’ve learned that, finally.  When you work with a director, you’re on his or her ship. You’re going in that direction. Your job is to be creative and bring forth your ideas, but to fulfill this person’s vision of how they’re telling the whole story. You have a silo that you’re responsible for in your performance. For me, it’s about getting as in tune with a director as possible. You’re making their movie… The nice thing about [just] acting is that, if the set falls down, you can just go back to your trailer. Things are not my problem.

Simmons quipped, "I’m trying to wrap my mind around the whole ‘director is god’ thing. "  In a clear reference to the upcoming Batman production, he added, "There might be some of that going on in the future. Wow. What am I in for?"

Finally, in terms of whether his Batman could beat his character in The Accountant, Affleck replied, "I’ve only ever thought about beating Jason Bourne."
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