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“There aren’t just enough…you can’t do it”: Ben Affleck Hates Netflix For Releasing 50 Movies a Year, Claims Streaming Giant is Killing Cinema

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Ben Affleck is known to be a popular subject of headlines, be it his personal life or professional. The actor has recently been a topic of conversation after he launched a new studio. The Batman actor launched the new studio, Artists Equity, with the Hollywood star Matt Damon and RedBird Capital. The new studio focuses on forming entrepreneurial partnerships with filmmakers. In his lengthy career in Hollywood, the Gone Girl actor has worked with multiple actors and even tried his hand at direction.

Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck

With the launch of his studio, Affleck aims to make quality films, instead of releasing tens of movies in a year like streaming giant, Netflix. Recently, the Deep Water star shared what he thinks about Netflix’s approach to filmmaking.

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Ben Affleck Refers Netflix’s Approach to Filmmaking as an Assembly Line Process

During his appearance at the New York Times 2022 DealBook Conference, Ben Affleck shared his thoughts on how Netflix produces multiple films in a year. He claimed that his studio, Artists Equity, would focus on quality films rather than a huge output like the streaming giant.

Ben Affleck at the New York Times 2022 DealBook Conference
Ben Affleck at the New York Times 2022 DealBook Conference

If you ask [Netflix co-CEO and chairman] Reed Hastings…he’d say, ‘Hey, we went for quantity to establish a footprint.’ I’m sure there’s wisdom in that and I’m sure they had a great strategy,” the Justice League star said.

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Affleck then said that there is “no committee big enough” to make 50 great movies in a year. “There aren’t enough — you just can’t do it,'” he said. The Accountant star said that it takes “attention and dedication and work” to make a movie and he is not interested in following the “assembly line process” as the streaming platforms.

Ben Affleck in Netflix's Triple Frontier
Ben Affleck in Netflix’s Triple Frontier

He emphasized that every genre has its audience, and maintaining the quality of the film or show is the most important thing for him. Artists Equity already has its first project in production.

The studio is also working on an untitled drama written and directed by the Artists Equity CEO himself. The untitled drama is expected to follow how Nike’s Air Jordan sneaker became one of the most popular brands.

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Ben Affleck’s Return to DCU is Uncertain as Batman

Ben Affleck has been playing Batman since the 2016 film Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. He was also expected to reprise his role in the upcoming film Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. However, rumors have started circulating that The Town star’s scenes have been cut from the upcoming sequel. 

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Ben Affleck as Batman

The cut happened due to Affleck’s movements in the creation of the new studio with Matt Damon. The Argo star’s new studio is causing issues with his return as Batman. There are also rumors that the studio is considering recasting the character.

Rumors also suggest that Affleck’s scenes were a backup for the studio, in case Aquaman 2 would be released before The Flash. But now that the film is coming after The Flash, they have opted to remove his scenes from the film. The sequel would allegedly have Michael Keaton’s Batman. 

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is set to release on 25 December 2023.

Source: The Things

Written by Laxmi Rajput

Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.