Variety reports that Warner Bros. is spending roughly $25 million on extensive reshoots for Justice League that have been causing scheduling issues for stars of the ensemble superhero film.
The outlet writes that the studio has declined to comment on the scheduling conflicts but that multiple insiders have reported the reshoots have been occurring for two months in Los Angeles and London.
The outlet’s sources report that cast members including Ezra Miller and Henry Cavill are reportedly struggling to balance their schedules between the reshoots and their other respective projects. With Miller returning for the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel, a Warner Bros. property, the studio is going “out of its way’ to make him available for reshoots, although accommodating his schedule to be available on the same day as his Justice League co-stars has been difficult due to his significant role in the second Fantastic Beasts film.
Henry Cavill, who was expected to complete filming on Mission: Impossible 6 before reshoots on Justice League began, has been required to alternate between productions. Because Cavill will have to work on both projects simultaneously, the facial hair he grew for the sixth Mission: Impossible film will reportedly be digitally removed from Justice League during post-production as Paramount would not allow the actor to shave while he was working on the film.
Joss Whedon, who stepped in to work on reshoots and post-production following Zack Snyder’s decision to step down after his daughter’s suicide, will not be receiving a co-director credit according to an insider. However, Whedon may be receiving a producing or screenplay credit. According to the outlet’s sources, the reshoots are being used to improve the dialogue and link sequences, though Snyder’s set pieces are reportedly still usable.
While reports on the reshoots for Justice Leauge have cause some concern among fans, insiders claim that Warner Bros. will now include weeks and millions of dollars of reshoots into the production budgets of their comic book films.
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Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Amber Heard, Jeremy Irons, J.K. Simmons, Willem Dafoe, Connie Nielsen, Julian Lewis Jones and Ciarán Hinds.
Justice League will be released in theaters on November 17, 2017.