The reason why Warner Bros. didn’t delay Justice League after its production issues has reportedly been revealed.
With all that went wrong during production, with director Zack Snyder leaving playing a big role, some are surprised that Warner Bros. didn’t decide to delay the release of their marquee blockbuster.
Well, according to a report in The Wrap, WB president Toby Emmerich and CEO Kevin Tsujihara “wanted to preserve their bonuses they would be paid before the merger [with AT&T],” and were concerned that “if they pushed the movie, then their bonuses would have been pushed to the following year and they might not still be at the studio.”
The Wrap’s report also claims that at the highest levels of the studio, bonuses are awarded “for making good decisions,” so if delaying a film turned out to be the ‘right decision’ that executive could have been rewarded for it.
On the surface of things, this doesn’t seem like the kind of reasoning one would want behind big decisions of anticipated movies, and it does make one wonder, as Justice League hasn’t performed as expected, if any of those bonuses were ever handed out.
Fueled 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 and Ciaran Hinds (Game of Thrones) as Steppenwolf.