‘Justice League’: Fans Spot Issues In Joss Whedon’s Ben Affleck Reshoots

Justice League Zack Snyder Joss Whedon Ben Affleck ReshootsAt 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.

HUMOR: I dOnT sEe ThE DiFfErEnCe.. ThEy’Re ThE sAmE…. from DC_Cinematic

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.

Source: Reddit

Clay Enos Shares Hi-Res Stills Of ‘Batman v Superman’, ‘Justice League’ & More

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Batman v Superman Wonder Woman Justice League Suicide SquadPhotographer 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.

Batman v Superman Wonder Woman Justice League Suicide Squad

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

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  • Dylan Goodfellow Crichton

    battfelk was glaring after his epicness in bvs

  • Bob Bobbley

    This doesn’t matter. They’r never going to spend money on special effects for a Znyder cut on a film that was already a box office disappointment. Snyder’s cut doesn’t exist. And Justice League, though not perfect, is not nearly as bad as critics suggest. Batman v Superman was a hot mess, and Batfleck was it’s only redeeming quality. Snyder cast Eissenburg.
    Stop. Already. Let’s move on post Snyder, shall we?

    • Dylan Goodfellow Crichton

      everything you said was wrong

  • keyser

    Right. Snyder is the genius. Whedon ruins his vision. That’s the narrative we’re led to believe these days. We get it. Let’s move on.

  • Josh

    This is getting old. Even if Joss never even finished. The film would have still been trash. Snyder isn’t good when it comes to DC… Stop trying to polish a turd… It’s still a turd. Aquaman redeemed DCEU, but it wasn’t because of Snyder, either. Sick of everyone denying the fact Snyder’s leave of absence, honestly saved justice league, by a little. He ruined the DCEU for me. He doesn’t follow comic book accuracy and ruined the flash/Aquaman.

    • Julian Seguin

      Well then he ruined it for YOU.

      You would have hated the Snyder Cut. But I would have loved it. All of Snyder’s fans would have loved it. Even some who hated Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice would have loved it. Because it was finally going to show the Superman that everyone was asking for.

      You can’t call it “trying to polish a turd”. Because that imply the film was finished. And it never was.

      You can’t deny Snyder’s involvement in Aquaman either. He casted Jason Momoa for crying out loud! And if you paid attention, you’d notice that James Wan was trying to make Aquaman similar to Snyder’s version and totally distance it from the crap that Whedon cooked up.

      You can’t even say he ruined the Flash when we never saw how he did the Flash. Almost all of his dialogue was altered.

      So shove your bullshit about how “Justice League” was “saved” by Snyder’s departure. The film was a box-office disappointment. The worst turnout of any DCEU films. It was the most epic failure in leadership ever in the superhero film business.

      • Sterling Black

        Yes, you’re right…Even in Joss Whedon’s masterful hands, he couldn’t polish Snyder’s turd. It was beyond repair…Joss would’ve needed another 8 months to a year to undo Zack (the hack) Snyder’s ineptness.

        • Julian Seguin

          Anyone who calls Snyder a hack has no respect for filmmakers and directors. Never has there been a man more dedicated to his craft, than Snyder.

          Also, if you think his work is bad, then you are in disagreement with the actors. They love working with him and they want to see his cut.

          So screw you.

          • Sterling Black

            So emotional. Superman would not approve.

      • BlueBooger

        you are an idiot
        you say “You can’t call it ‘trying to polish a turd’. Because that imply the film was finished. And it never was.”

        but you also say “Even some who hated Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice would have loved it.”

        you can’t have it both ways — you can’t say some may have loved it, because it was never finished and you have no idea how it would have turned out

        Snyder cast Eissenburg. — that is all you need to know — worst casting of all time

        • Julian Seguin

          I’m not having it both ways, dumbass.

          I saw enough of the footage to know that it would have been better than the trash we got. The reason why it WAS trash is because A) it was all jumbled up B) the score was bland and uninspiring.

          When I’m referring to the polish, I’m talking to that halfwit above us. He refers to Josstice League and treats it like it’s close enough to Snyder’s vision.

          “you have no idea how it would have turned out”

          I have SOME idea. I saw parts of the trailer. I saw Snyder’s storyboards and BTS footage. I also would have expected to get Junkie XL’s works not Danny Elfman.

          So yeah, I CAN say some may have loved it. Because I know PEOPLE.

          Also, I loved Eisenberg’s performance. Your loss, if you didn’t.

    • Dylan Goodfellow Crichton

      it was him and wan reworked the script to remove the weadon influence

  • Josh

    This is getting old. Even if Joss never even finished. The film would have still been trash. Snyder isn’t good when it comes to DC… Stop trying to polish a turd… It’s still a turd. Aquaman redeemed DCEU, but it wasn’t because of Snyder, either. Sick of everyone denying the fact Snyder’s leave of absence, honestly saved justice league, by a little. He ruined the DCEU for me. He doesn’t follow comic book accuracy and ruined the flash/Aquaman.

  • AWwriter

    Whomever came up with this doesn’t know jack about filmmaking. Color correction is a post production process. It is in no way indicative of what was reshoots or not. The entire premise here is laughable and cringeworthy at the lack of knowledge.

  • RyGuy18

    I think you mean scene (singular), since you only reference one scene from the movie. Was this really worth writing an article about 1 scene being over-saturated?

  • Steve Safran

    While there are no doubt obvious tonal clashes between Whedon v. Snyder in this film, this particular example is simply stupid. With every other valid example out there, you’re going to make a little bit of light in one scene the focus of an entire article? Dumb, just dumb…