Two-time Avengers director Joss Whedon has been drafted in to oversee some extensive reshoots and pick-ups centering on Wayne Manor, Diana Prince, and Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel – much to the dismay of those VFX artists tasked with digitally removing the actor’s Mission: Impossible 6 mustache – and there have been rumblings that Whedon’s mission involves adjusting the tone of Justice League so that it’s more in line with, say, Patty Jenkins’ standalone Wonder Woman pic.
The jury’s still out on that one, but as you’ll no doubt recall, Suicide Squad underwent a similar overhaul back in 2016, when David Ayer and Warner Bros. brass incorporated additional action to essentially bring some levity to Task Force X’s big-screen debut. That now appears to be the case with Justice League, too, while the film’s brief new synopsis places Diana Prince’s Immortal Warrior front and center.
Lifted from Justice League‘s exhaustive merchandise line, the all-too-brief logline doesn’t reveal anything new in the story department, but it does at least hint at Diana Prince’s instrumental role in bringing the League together.
Once again, Wonder Woman must demonstrate her ability as a fierce warrior. Facing a great enemy, she and Batman join forces to recruit a group of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. Having formed an unprecedented League of heroes, they set out to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
And after Wonder Woman blew past everyone’s expectations to become one of 2017’s greatest success stories ($786 million worldwide at the time of writing), it should come as no surprise to learn that WB’s ensemble flick will lean on their hero of the moment.
Justice League opens on November 17th, and those looking forward to Whedon’s upcoming Batgirl spinoff will be able to glean an understanding of how the director handles himself within the DC Extended Universe.