Joss Whedon finally opened up about the Justice League reshoots.
Following a family tragedy, Zack Snyder stepped away from finishing his version of Justice League in 2017. Avengers director Joss Whedon then stepped in to complete reshoots and post-production on the film, which became subject to much scrutiny from both critics and fans alike.
Critics and fans’ criticisms of the Joss Whedon cut of Justice League were just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the troubled 2017 DC Extended Universe film. More controversy arose from that production when Cyborg actor Ray Fisher openly criticized Joss Whedon for what he deemed as “gross, abusive, unprofessional and completely unacceptable.” Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot also claimed that Joss Whedon threatened her career during the reshoots.
In an interview with NY Magazine (via Jumbled Beats on Twitter), Joss Whedon broke his silence on the Justice League reshoots, claiming that in regards to the film’s cast, he never worked with a “ruder group of people,” while also writing off Gal Gadot’s claims. Along with that, he also called out fans of Zack Snyder for what he sees as an opportunity to turn the film’s cast and the rest of the internet against him in order to defend the original vision of the film. He finished his interview with the following quote:
“The beginning of the internet raised me up, and the modern internet pulled me down. The perfect symmetry is not lost on me.”
Here is the synopsis for Zack Snyder’s Justice League:
“In ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE, determined to ensure Superman’s (Henry Cavill) ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) aligns forces with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. The task proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own pasts to transcend that which has held them back, allowing them to come together, finally forming an unprecedented league of heroes. Now united, Batman (Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad and Darkseid and their dreadful intentions.”
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