It’s been well documented that Zack Snyder stepped down from Justice League due to a family tragedy and former Marvel director Joss Whedon stepped in to help finish the film.
There were some rumors saying that Joss Whedon has changed the movie significantly.
A new report from Superhero News, however, says that’s not the case:
“As of right now, despite the fact that there’s been some extended time and it’s like ‘ok, if this is still – why are they still doing shoots on this,’ there’s been a lot of downtime in between shooting because of people’s schedules – they have not been shooting this entire time. The amount of content that has been shot and is being shot is still pretty much what they expected and figured was going to be happening. They haven’t said ‘oh, we need to add additional – we need to do a whole bunch more,’ or anything like that at this point, so, the footage and the amount of footage in the film, as of right now, the majority of the footage that you’re going to see on the screen is still the footage that was previously shot during principal photography… I know I’ve seen people worried and say ‘why is it taking so long,’ it’s because this is post – this is reshooting and filming that requires people’s schedules to line up, getting things in order, so it has not been as easy as they expected it to be when this was all being planned months ago.”
Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot said as much in a recent interview:
“Look, Joss, to my understanding, was Zack’s choice to finish the movie. And the tone can’t be completely different because the movie was already shot. Joss is just fine-tuning.”
This sounds pretty good, in my opinion. I liked Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, so hopefully Justice League will still follow the overall plan for The DC Extended Universe, which was to be dark before going to light.