At this point, is there anything left to say about how Joss Whedon’s touch on Justice League in its present form created a drastically different film from Zack Snyder’s original intention? How off did Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne look in a few of the reshot scenes, for example?
Well, you and I both know it, and the fans certainly do as well. Despite early reports stating that Joss Whedon’s reshoots for Justice League would maintain the tone and feel of Zack Snyder’s direction, we’ve seen the end result. That end result does not offer the same sort of style, direction, and sensibilities that you see not merely with Zack Snyder’s own films, but more specifically, what had been established in both Man of Steel and Batman v Superman. But let’s focus on the scene in which Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne meets Jason Momoa’s Arthur Curry.
When you look at Zack Snyder’s cinematography and direction with the first San Diego Comic-Con trailer for Justice League, you’ll notice that the lighting with Ben Affleck’s Bruce looks a bit more natural compared to a bit more of a saturated look under Joss Whedon. One Reddit user made this side-by-side comparison with the original Justice League and the final scene in its present form, which you can see in the post below.
Again, what left is there really to say about Justice League in its current form? With some scenes having Zack Snyder’s direction and others with Joss Whedon, many scenes, including this aforementioned one with Ben Affleck’s Bruce, feel more like a hodgepodge of tones and styles. Neither really complement each other that well and to this day many still hope to see a Justice League that feels tonally consistent with what had been established in the prior DCEU films.
With that said, what do you think of these scenes? Do you find anything particularly off or glaring with Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne in the two Justice League scenes? Have your thoughts on Justice League changed at all since the film’s theatrical release? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Justice League is available now on Digital HD, 4K, Blu-Ray, and DVD.
Clay Enos Shares Hi-Res Stills Of ‘Batman v Superman’, ‘Justice League’ & More
Photographer Clay Enos has shared a huge batch of new hi-res stills from DCEU films such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Justice League, and Suicide Squad which includes several new images of Jared Leto as The Joker.
The hi-res images range from stills to behind the scenes photos featuring directors Zack Snyder and David Ayer working with cast members including Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Will Smith as Deadshot. In addition to the new images of Jared Leto's Joker, a new image of Gadot as Wonder Woman in her own standalone film is included among the hi-res stills.
You can check out the images in the gallery below.
Warner Bros. and DC Films have many projects currently being developed including The Batman, The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Supergirl, New Gods, and Nightwing.
The DCEU continues this month with Aquaman which is now playing and will be followed by Shazam! on April 5, 2019, Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) on February 7, 2020, and Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020. A standalone Joker film set outside of the DC Films universe starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime is also set to hit theaters October 4, 2019.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director, James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Aquaman is now playing. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the current DC cinematic universe as we learn it.
Source: Clay Enos