RUMOR: ‘Justice League’ Reshoots May Have Changed Film’s Ending

Comic-Con Justice LeagueJustice League has been going through reshoots much like any major blockbuster has in recent memory. Joss Whedon took over directorial duties after Zack Snyder departed the project after a family tragedy. The extent of these reshoots have been heavily speculated on, with some worried that they are indicative of an unsatisfying product.

A new rumor regarding Justice League has been dropped. During the /Film Daily podcast released on  August 11th, Peter Sciretta revealed what he has been hearing about the reshoots. According to Sciretta, the reshoots are more than just fixing the tone but also to change the ending:

“The original ending of the movie from what I understand was that he was kind of playing the Silver Surfer role and Darkseid playing kind of the Galactus role, and the ending of the movie was a cliffhanger and Justice League 2 was going to be Justice League vs. Darkseid. Darkest arrives at Earth. It was kind of like this down, dirty ending and from what I understand that has been completely removed. The ending ends the movie like a movie and it doesn’t leave a cliffhanger now. They did a reshoot with Robin Wright from Wonder Woman and that’s gonna be a flashback explaining who Steppenwolf is and he’s now the big bad of this movie whereas Darkseid was this looming threat who won’t come.”

Sciretta stresses that he does not believe that the extent of these reshoots are indicative of a messy production. He expresses that the potential changed ending was more of a creative decision that the team felt was a better direction than originally intended.

Warner Bros. originally announced Justice League as a two-part film. Justice League: Part One would be the first film that would set up the events in Justice League: Part Two, where Darkseid would take center stage as the main antagonist for the heroes.

However, with the subtitle dropped from the first official film’s title along with this new rumor regarding the changed ending, it looks like it will serve more as a more complete, standalone movie in terms of the story. After all, this is the film in which Batman and Wonder Woman unite the team for the first time.

What do you guys think about this rumor? Do you think Warner Bros. intends to change the film’s ending? Sound off in the comments below and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for the latest news regarding Justice League and the rest of the DC Extended Universe.

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Source: /Film Daily

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Henry Cavill Superman Man of SteelThe DC Extended Universe is having a massive year with the overwhelming success of Wonder Woman and the immense hype for the release of Justice League. The upcoming superhero team-up epic is what Warner Bros. has been building towards for the past few years and it is the first time we will the see the League assembled on the big screen. It echoes similarly to when The Avengers first teamed up 5 years ago. Justice League is going to be a huge event with several iconic DC heroes, but the character that most people are waiting to see is the Man of Steel himself, Superman.

At the end of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Superman makes the choice to sacrifice himself. With him currently being gone and set to make his return in Justice League, there are things that fans would like to see from Kal-El. Henry Cavill’s Superman has so far been the most divisive DCEU character. There are a lot of things that need to be embraced and altered when he returns so that he feels like the Superman from the comics that fans have been clamouring for ever since his debut in Man of Steel

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  • Fine by me. Hopefully Zack can come back and finish JL Part 2 once he and his family have had time to grieve and heal.

  • whomod

    The fact that Zack Snyder shot most of this lends credibility to the stories.
    You can say we’re in a post-Wonder Woman environment now where just having capes and lotsa ‘splosions isn’t going to cut it anymore. You need a cohesive fluid narrative as well. And a tone that isn’t mired in 90’s era Watchmen/Image Comics “grim n gritty”.
    Only the Snyder devotees think that gritty means “mature” or “realistic”. To most audiences, it just means “a drag” .

    • Kureb


    • Monty

      Did you like the original version of Robocop or the remake?

  • Well this just kind of makes sense, doesn’t it? If you’re not going ahead with a built in two-parter then you have to work the film as a single entity.

  • Monty

    It would make so much more sense to hand off Justice League part2 to another director and let Joss focus on the Bat-family and give Snyder Suicide Squad 2 or JLDark when he is ready to come back. He’s so good at doing borderline horror adult material. Instead of trying to fit that into a mainstream movie WB should take advantage of it and give him a movie where he is able to take the gloves off. I’d love to see a Snyder movie that was a cross between Dawn of the Dead and Watchmen.

  • Monty

    But…. at the end of the day this article is a rumor with no verification. So take from it what you will.

  • Maxi Iroh

    This might be true, but it would still happen even if Zack hadn’t stteped down from the directors chair.

  • Whatsupdoc

    Neat… but this news is about a year old.
    During the set visit, Deborah Snyder and Charles Roven explained that there is no “Part 1” and “Part 2” anymore for Justice League (which is what the original announcement of release dates said) because this film is now a self-contained story. Their remarks led some of the assembled press to interpret this as suggesting the planned follow-up has been cancelled. But director Zack Snyder explained that Justice League is indeed a single story without a cliffhanger story continuing into a second half, but that there is still another film with an existing release date and Justice League sets up a future for the DCU and the team.

    • The only sense of this that I can make is perhaps the original plan was for JL 1 and JL 2 to set up a final confrontation with Darkseid that would be the third film of a JL trilogy?

      • Whatsupdoc

        The above article was written while JL was still in principal photography. They clearly state that this will be a self contained story and that there will be no cliff hanger.

        I’m certain there will be another JL film down the line, I’m just not sure what that has to do with fixing an open ending we were told more than a full year ago, wasn’t going to be there in the first place.

        • For reference sake here’s the report by Peter Sciretta himself from a year ago:

          Why in the world would WB allow Snyder to make an entire film that ended with the suggestion (if not a literal cliffhanger) that Darkseid would be the next villain for the League? And then during post to change it like they’re reporting? This sounds like gross mismanagement by the studio.

          • Whatsupdoc

            Here is a link to the actual article I’m talking about.


            Snyder, and I’m assuming the studio intended for this to be a self contained story (no pt.1, pt.2) at the time of principal photography. Meaning it was never a cliff hanger to begin with. Meaning the studio is the one who most likely told him to make it a single story.

            So either they were lying then, or this /Film report is at least partially wrong now. By the way I love the he says ‘may have changed the ending’, kinda’ like he doesn’t know for sure.


          • Whatsupdoc

            Yes, I understand that the original plan was for JL to be 2 pts. But that plan was scrapped and the film was then turned into one self contained story. The producers of the film as well as Zack Snyder himself said it would not have a cliffhanger while they were still shooting the movie. That’s my point.

        • Yeah, I have seen that too, thanks. Check out the Sciretta article written a day before the Forbes article, which is based on interviews directly with Deborah and Zack Snyder. While the Snyders were saying then that the film we’re getting now was always intended to be separate from a future film (possibly featuring Darkseid as the main villain), it isn’t clear whether this “JL 1” movie featuring Steppenwolf as the main villain was going to end on a “cliffhanger” versus just hinting that Darkseid is waiting in the wings at some undetermined future point. Zack’s comment at the end kind of sounds like it would not be a breathless “cliffhanger” ending, but he also doesn’t rule out that there wouldn’t be a foreshadowing of Darkseid at the end.

  • It makes perfect sense that they want to save the JL’s battle versus Darkseid for later down the road, especially given that WB has announced plans to make a New Gods movie. This is actually hopeful news to those of us who love and appreciate Snyder’s vision and stylistic approach. As Sciretta says, perhaps it’s not about the studio being unhappy with what Snyder shot so much as having this movie fit with newer plans for the entire cinematic universe. Mark Hughes reported a couple weeks ago that Whedon has filmed around 20 minutes of an approximately 2:20 to 2:35 length film, nearly all of which is new scenes. So if the decision was made to hold off on a final confrontation with Dakseid for film much later in the evolution of the cinematic universe, It isn’t hard to imagine that amount of shooting (i.e., 20 minutes worth) being required to change an ending that initially suggested that Darkseid is right around the corner in the next JL sequel.