Admittedly, Justice League is a movie I’ve waited my entire life for, as it’s bringing several of my favorite characters together for the first time in live-action cinema. Likewise, I imagine that many of you reading this share that sentiment, hoping that the combined talents of directors Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon will make for a viewing experience like no other.
In the past few months, the subject of the reshoots this film continues to undergo has been a hot point for discussion, often being labeled by absolutist fanboys and conspiracy theorists as “fake news” or part of some “DCEU smear campaign” organized by the evil media.
Casting such hilarity aside, the fact of the matter is that reshoots began in June and are still currently ongoing, thus this is much more than what’s usually allotted to any sort of project. Most recently, actor Joe Morton confirmed suspicions that additional filming was done to lighten the tone, among other things. Suffice it to say, the extra $25 million Warner Bros. have sunk into this baby is resulting in more than a few changes being made.
Still, Ben Affleck is able to put a positive spin on things by reminding Entertainment Weekly of his prior experience with reshoots in addition to saying the DC Extended Universe is heading in the right direction:
“I’ve never worked on a movie that didn’t do reshoots. Argo, we did reshoots for a week and a half! Four days on Gone Baby Gone!
“This is a really nice time to work in DC. They’re hitting their stride. They’re getting it right. It’s starting to feel like it’s really working.”
Again, we’ll remind you that a week and a half of filming is in no way comparable to two or three months, but let’s move on, shall we?
When it comes to the subject of two directors that we spoke of earlier, Affleck wasn’t shy to offer his take on such a thing:
“It’s a little bit unorthodox. Zack had a family tragedy, and stepped off, which was horrible. For the movie, the best person we could’ve possibly found was Joss. We got really lucky that he stepped in.
“[It’s] an interesting product of two directors, both with kind of unique visions, both with really strong takes. I’ve never had that experience before making a movie. I have to say, I really love working with Zack, and I really love the stuff we’ve done with Joss.”
Quite frankly, I’m in agreement with those who think that a marriage of Snyder’s visuals and Whedon’s knack for handling ensembles will make for a most beneficial marriage. It’s obvious the studio is trying to make the best movie possible, so you can count us in for seeing Batfleck continuing to nail the role when Justice League storms theaters on November 17.
Source: Entertainment Weekly