Although it was initially stated that the upcoming HBO Max release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League would not include any additional filming, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Snyder is preparing to reunite with several cast members from the 2017 DC ensemble for a week or so of additional photography this October.
According to the trade, the new scenes will help to turn the movie into the planned four-episode limited series, and will include Ben Affleck (who was recently announced as returning to the role of Batman for The Flash), Henry Cavill (whose future as Superman has been up in the air since reports back in 2018 suggesting that he’d exited the role of the Man of Steel), Gal Gadot (whose latest DC outing Wonder Woman 1984 was recently pushed back to Christmas Day), and Ray Fisher (who has spent the past month or so embroiled in a very public spat with Warner Bros. over allegations he’s made about Joss Whedon’s treatment of the cast and crew on the original Justice League reshoots).
THR’s report also goes on to reveal that Fisher still has an offer on the table to reprise the role of Victor Stone in The Flash, although talks are said to have stalled after Fisher received the latest draft of the script, where Cyborg’s role has been reduced to “what’s described as a three-scene appearance.” Warner reportedly exercised its option on Fisher for him to appear in The Flash, and upped the agreed price from his original contract, only for the actor’s team to counter requesting double, which the studio rejected.
Let’s hope this new round of additional photography on Justice League proceeds smoothly, without any of the behind-the-scenes drama of the original production.
In Justice League, 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 is directed by Zack Snyder and features 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, J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon, Amber Heard as Mera, Ciaran Hinds as Steppenwolf and Ray Porter as Darkseid.