Justice League stars Ben Affleck (Batman) and Jared Leto (Joker) could not film their scenes together due to COVID restrictions.
Deborah Snyder, the producer of Zack Snyder’s Justice League, recently revealed that Affleck and Leto did not film their scenes together as Batman and Joker. The upcoming and much-awaited film is Snyder’s cut of the 2017 Justice League. It boasts a four-hour runtime and reportedly offers an insight into the 5 main characters of the titular superhero group.
In conversation with CINEMA-Magazin, producer Deborah Snyder spoke about the difficulties of shooting a film amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, noting that Affleck and Leto were unable to physically film their scene in the same location. In the interview, she explained the overall process of production:
“What was hard was, we only shot for three days. We shot the Batman-Joker scene, and then we did a couple of pickups. But literally, no one was together. It was hard from a scheduling point of view, and it was also hard to plan it because everyone is just starting to come back to shooting after COVID. But we were still figuring out what the restrictions were, and how to do it safely.”
Snyder had previously noted that with his cut, he hopes that Whedon’s Frankenstein version will soon be erased. We hope that Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman, The Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg will finally get the opportunity to do their story justice.