Early Cut Of Justice League Deemed “Unwatchable,” Substantial Changes Being Made


Poor Justice League. No matter how much good Warner Bros. does, the upcoming pic just can’t catch a break. Even after the smashing success of Wonder Woman, and a thrilling Comic-Con trailer for Zack Snyder/Joss Whedon’s team-up film that was very promising, negative buzz continues to surround it. That doesn’t change today, either, with a follow-up report coming in that expands a bit on what we heard last night.

To recap, yesterday we learned that Warner Bros. was apparently unhappy with a few things in Justice League. Namely, the tone – which they felt was too dark – and the portrayal of Cyborg. Now, Batman-On-Film has added onto that, telling us that the situation is much worse than it appears. Here’s what they had to say:

These reshoots – which are still taking place – are not standard pick-ups/additional photography. Why? Apparently, an early cut of the film was deemed “unwatchable.” Thus, substantial changes to the film were ordered.

Though unconfirmed, this is still worrying to hear. Yes, it’s reassuring to learn that WB is making big changes in order to whip the project into shape, but this is far from the first report to point towards massive problems with Justice League. Not to mention that when you couple it with what we’ve been hearing about the director changeover and the rumors circling that, it doesn’t exactly give us much confidence that the film will be able to emulate the success that the studio saw with Wonder Woman.

Again, though, Batman-On-Film’s report hasn’t been confirmed yet and until it is, we’ll wait for Justice League to swoop into theaters on November 17th to see for ourselves. After all, reshoots aren’t always a bad sign and many blockbusters have went through significant ones and emerged as fantastic finished products (see: Rogue One). At this point, only time will tell.

Beyond 2017 though, and aside from locking down a late 2019 release date for Wonder Woman 2, Warner Bros. has been coy about its future plans for the DCEU, but there have been rumblings that David Sandberg’s Shazam movie – a film that’s seemingly much more light-heartened when compared to the rest of WB’s superhero output – is next in line to enter production ahead of its debut in the early stages of 2019.