It’s starting to become par for the course with DC movies that their productions are rife with rumour and speculation about behind-the-scenes drama, and sure enough that has been the case with the most recent, Justice League, which opens in cinemas this week.
Throughout the production there was talk that Warner Bros. was unhappy with the direction of the DCEU as a whole, and that major changes were being enforced on the team-up movie. With director Zack Snyder opting to step away after a personal tragedy, Joss Whedon was brought in to oversee reshoots which were rumoured to be everything from minor adjustments to a complete overhaul.
While it’s unlikely we’ll never know for certain just how much Whedon has altered the final movie, producer Charles Roven has been chatting to The Washington Times about the reshoots, stating that they account for around 15-20% of the film.
“The goal is to make sure when you’re watching the movie, it all feels cohesive,” said Roven. “That imprint that Joss had, some aspect of it is going to come out in the direction, but the actors are already pretty much down the road on their arcs. Let’s just say 80, 85 percent of the movie is what was originally shot. There’s only so much you can do with other 15, 20 percent of the movie.”
SEE ALSO: Read our review of Justice League here
ueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Justice League reunites Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice stars Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta and Robin Wright as General Antiope alongside J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) as Commissioner Gordon, Amber Heard (The Danish Girl) as Mera, Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man) as Vulko, Kiersey Clemons (Dope) as Iris West, Ciaran Hinds (Game of Thrones) as Steppenwolf, and Julian Lewis Jones (Stella) and Michael McElhatton (Game of Thrones) in as-yet-unrevealed roles.