Ben Affleck Calls Justice League The DCEU’s Rebirth, Teases Female Lead In The Batman


Warner Bros.’ DC Extended Universe hasn’t gotten off to the best start. With the particularly rough Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and the so-so Suicide Squad, things aren’t looking too good for the studio right now. Thankfully, they’ve got two chances to turn things around this year what with both Wonder Woman and Justice League arriving. While the former film is certainly important, it’s more Zack Snyder’s upcoming effort that everything hinges on.

Though it’s still too soon to tell how it will ultimately turn out, the reception to what the studio has shown us so far has certainly been positive. From everything we’ve been hearing, Warner Bros. is really hoping to get their plans back on track and perform a complete 180 from the doom and gloom found in Batman V Superman. That’s a sentiment echoed by Ben Affleck as well, who recently spoke about how Justice League is shaping up while doing press for his most recent effort, Live by Night.

Chatting to Hey U Guys, here’s what the actor had to share:

“There’s a lot of changes and a lot of new stuff. There was a whole feeling of kind of ‘Rebirth’ and there’s an exciting group of actors. You know, Ezra Miller and Jason Momoa and guys like that, so much fun, and Gal Gadot who’s great and Henry Cavill. It was a lot of fun.”


What’s interesting about Big Ben’s comment here is the comparison to Rebirth. For those unfamiliar, he’s referring to the 2016 relaunch of DC’s entire comic book line. It was, and still is, a pretty big deal and attempted to “synchronize and harmonize the Post-Flashpoint continuity and the Post-Crisis continuity.” All of this is to say that Affleck’s comparison to Rebirth probably means that Justice League will represent a major turning point for the DCEU, bringing us a very different version of this cinematic world and its characters than what we’ve seen so far.

Further in the interview, Affleck was asked if he thought his Live By Night co-star, Sienna Miller, would be a good fit for the role of Vicki Vale in The Batman, to which he had an interesting reply:

“She’s perfect for anything. She could do anything. Vicki Vale’s kind of bitchy, I think she’s better for…well, we won’t say that.”

While that isn’t terribly revealing, what the actor/director says at the end is telling. We’ve heard in the past that there may be a female lead and though we now know it won’t be Vicki Vale, this does basically confirm that one of the more prominent women in Bruce Wayne’s life will show up in the Caped Crusader’s solo outing. Catwoman has already been ruled out, and now so has Vale, so who else might Affleck have in mind? That remains to be seen, but color us intrigued.

Tell us, which female character from the DC universe do you think will end up in The Batman? And what do you make of Affleck’s comments about Justice League? Could it be the film that turns things around for the studio? Sound off down below with your thoughts!

Source: Hey U Guys