Joss Whedon’s Role on “Justice League” Movie

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.”

“Justice League” will be released to theatres on November 17, 2017.

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Man-O-Steal
Member

Sounds like we may get some additional Lois & Superman moments, along with some more Aquaman. I’m a big fan of Joss Whedon’s writing

sundevil82
Member

sounds like they Initially brought him in to beef up the dialogue, which I’m all for.

NeoRanger
Member

I, too, can’t wait for the prospect of the entire Justice League being the same character, talking the same way, just wearing different pajamas. It’s like I was waiting for this all my life.

Kevin Pritchard
Member

Justice League is now going to be one big Avengers romp …more supes…maybe little less batman …knowing joss he will put Darkseid in it in full form ..

Guest
I almost feel like even with out the tragedy the Snyder’s faced that Whedon stepping in was part of the plan. The unfortunate events just amplified the process due to Zack’s personal situation. It was already stated by Snyder that he would be stepping away from the DCEU to work on some smaller projects with JL2 still a possibility. Though I don’t think Deborah leaving was part of the plan. Whedon delivered 2 x billion + movies to Marvel, now that WB has signed him I have no doubt that if he wasn’t going to take over for Snyder initially,… Read more »
spidey2878
Guest

I thought that filming had finished. Is there anything left to film?

s-shield
Member
The official story is that these are just re-shoots. Re-shoots happen when, after you’ve filmed the movie and edited it together, you recognize areas that could be better, or need additional set-up to really hit a point home later. So you have to either do ADR, which is just record actors’ voices fixing lines of dialog or saying stuff off camera, or you have to put them in full costume again and re-shoot the scene. Bringing Whedon on board kind of telegraphs what scenes are being reshot, i.e. the talking scenes that illustrate character (Snyder’s weakpoint) and probably not the… Read more »
spidey2878
Guest

I wonder if when the Blue-Ray/ DVD version comes out that there will be two different cuts of the film. Extended or alternate like the movie x-men days of futcher past the rouge cut. Or like superman 2 the Richard Donner cut.

Guest

Maybe, but Superman 2 was a hostile take over, as where this seems to be calculated.
Either way I’m not sure there will be due to how WB higher ups want the DCEU to change and not look back.

spidey2878
Guest

I think the way they make movies these days they might take some scenes out that are in the commercials. They did that with two of the Star Wars movies so far, so I wonder if they’ll do that. I mean is it possible that some of the scenes in the justice league trailers get cut do to the reshoots? I could be wrong, but I guess we will have to wait and see.

redcape
Member

The movie for the most part is done! He’s here to wrap up finishing details. There’s not going to be any massive re-shoots. Common practice with what he’s doing.

NeoRanger
Member

Why was your comment downvoted? You are very much correct, it’s stated as much in the press release.

spidey2878
Guest

Maybe they will make Cyborg look more like himself rather than a transformer with these finishing touch ups.

Guest

He looks like an Nvidia graphics card

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