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Ben Affleck & Jared Leto Shot Separately for Zack Snyder's 'Justice League'

Ben Affleck & Jared Leto Shot Separately for Zack Snyder's 'Justice League'

WARNING: Justice League spoilers ahead!

Ben Affleck and Jared Leto were never in the same room for Zack Snyder’s Justice League!

The two stars shot their scenes separately for the film, which just debuted on HBO Max, Insider reported.

Almost all of the Zack Snyder cut consists of pre-existing footage from the original production in 2017. There is only one new scene shot last year: the post-apocalyptic Knightmare epilogue involving the return of Jared Leto’s Joker.

Zack always felt the ultimate for him was to see Batman and Joker together in a scene…it was something we thought about while working on the movie but couldn’t figure out how it would fit. So when we had this opportunity to do the movie again he said he really wanted to do it,” said producer Deborah Snyder to Insider.

Zack had talked to Jared a few times about it since Suicide Squad. ‘He was like ‘I don’t know,’ then it went to ‘Okay, maybe’ and then it was finally, ‘Okay.’”

However, the pandemic made shooting with everyone difficult.

The scene features Batman (Affleck), The Flash (Ezra Miller), Cyborg (Ray Fisher), Mera (Amber Heard), Deathstoke (Joe Manganiello), and the Joker (Leto) preparing to battle Superman (Henry Cavill), who, in the dream, goes evil after a tragedy. And now, it’s been revealed that the scene was filmed without all of these actors ever being on the same set.

“We actually shot Ben separate from Jared,” Deborah Snyder revealed.

“And Ezra was shooting Fantastic Beasts so he was in England and Zack had to direct him over Zoom…It was really fun to be able to do that, to get everyone together to shoot that.”

According to Deborah, the only people who were actually together on set were Ben, Ray, Amber and Joe.

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