Joss Whedon Not Attending SDCC 2017

Joss Whedon has revealed that he is, unfortunately, going to miss Comic Con this year as he does not plan on attending SDCC 2017.

Joss Whedon DC SDCC 2017Joss Whedon has revealed that he is, unfortunately, going to miss Comic Con this year as he does not plan on attending SDCC 2017.

The news comes courtesy of AEISD contributor Mark Searby who ran into Whedon on the street in London this weekend. The director is currently there overseeing additional photography on Zack Snyder’s Justice League following his exit from the project due to a tragedy. When Searby expressed his excitement to see the director at SDCC 2017, Whedon revealed the bad news, crushing any hopes fans might have of seeing the director unite with Snyder in Hall H next month:

“I won’t be there. Only the second time in twenty years I won’t make it.”

Considering Whedon’s task at hand, his absence from the event comes as no great surprise. The director only has a few short months left to put the finishing touches on the epic superhero team-up flick while maintaining Snyder’s ultimate vision for the project. Beyond Justice League, Whedon is set to both write and direct a Batgirl standalone feature so this year will certainly not be the last chance to see Whedon take the stage at Hall H for a DC film.

Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Amber Heard as Mera, J.K. Simmons as Jim Gordon, Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, Julian Lewis Jones, and Willem Dafoe are also set to appear. Here’s the official synopsis:

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Justice League hits theaters November 17, 2017.

Source: AEISD

Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff

News Editor, Film/TV Reporter at Heroic Hollywood.