Earlier this week Zack Snyder announced that he was stepping away from working on finishing off the “Justice League” movie due to the suicide death of his daughter in March. It was announced that Joss Whedon would be stepping in to take over the reins of taking “Justice League” through the remaining post-production stage. However, many fans weren’t aware that Joss wasn’t simply stepping in cold, he had already been helping out on the film for some time.
The president of Warner Bros. Pictures, Toby Emmerich explained that even with Whedon’s help this is still very much Zack Snyder’s movie. “The directing is minimal and it has to adhere to the style and tone and the template that Zack set,” Emmerich said. “We’re not introducing any new characters. It’s the same characters in some new scenes. He’s handing a baton to Joss but the course has really been set by Zack. I still believe that despite this tragedy, we’ll still end up with a great movie.”
At the U.S. premiere of “Wonder Woman” last night, producer Charles Roven told Variety, “We were saddened by the events that caused Zack Snyder and Deborah Snyder to have to leave and turn the reins over to Joss Whedon. He was already working with us on some of the scenes for the additional photography that we’re gonna be doing shortly, and it was fortunate that – Zack convinced him, and he agreed to step in and finish the movie, help Zack finish his vision, and we’re excited about that.”
“We’re just in the post-production process,” Roven explained. “I think it’s pretty common knowledge that we’re going to be doing some additional photography. The complications of trying to, you know – Henry [Cavill]’s on Mission: Impossible, and our Aquaman is making Aquaman, Amy [Adams]’s doing Sharper Objects [sic] – so everybody’s busy, and it’s that crazy Rubix cube of trying to find a way of getting everybody in the place to do the work that we need to do. Which is not that vast, the amount of work that we have to do, but it’s still really complicated that everybody’s in different places around the world.”
— Variety (@Variety) May 26, 2017
“Justice League” will be released to theatres on November 17, 2017.