At a press event for his film The Way Back, Ben Affleck was thanked by Cinemablend for his support of the Snyder Cut movement. The actor took the moment to further explain his thoughts on the coveted version of Justice League.
Of course, the moment of support that Cinemablend is referring to was Affleck’s Tweet on November 17 last year, the second anniversary of the #ReleasetheSnyderCut movement and the theatrical release of Justice League. The day was truly huge for the movement, as the phrase was tweeted hundreds upon thousands of times on the platform and trended for most of the day. Besides actors Gal Gadot and Ray Fisher, Affleck was one of the main cast to post the phrase in solidarity with Zack Snyder.
When Cinemablend thanked him for expressing his support, Affleck had this to say:
“I didn’t know about [the Snyder Cut]. 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.’ 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. I do think Zack’s cut should be available.”
As his statement makes very clear, Affleck is still very much supportive of Zack Snyder, who chose him to play Batman in the first place. He does bring up that the cut should be made accessible, which further bolsters the flames of the movement. It just goes to show how much the Snyder Cut matters, that someone as integral to the film as Ben Affleck is willing to advocate for its release.