The road to the theatrical release of Justice League has been shrouded with negativity and uncertainty. More specifically, ever since Zack Snyder had to step down from his directorial duties during the film’s post-production, paired with Joss Whedon stepping in and all the reshoots taking place, many were truly concerned for what the film’s final product will look like.
According to Mark Hughes’ (of Superhero News) sources, the Justice League reshoots are taking long because everyone’s schedules are different. He assures that it has nothing much to do with changing Zack Snyder’s vision and that everything being reshot is what Warner Bros. “expected and figured was going to be happening.”
“As of right now, despite the fact that there’s been some extended time and it’s like ‘ok, if this is still – why are they still doing shoots on this,’ there’s been a lot of downtime in between shooting because of people’s schedules – they have not been shooting this entire time. The amount of content that has been shot and is being shot is still pretty much what they expected and figured was going to be happening. They haven’t said ‘oh, we need to add additional – we need to do a whole bunch more,’ or anything like that at this point, so, the footage and the amount of footage in the film, as of right now, the majority of the footage that you’re going to see on the screen is still the footage that was previously shot during principal photography… I know I’ve seen people worried and say ‘why is it taking so long,’ it’s because this is post – this is reshooting and filming that requires people’s schedules to line up, getting things in order, so it has not been as easy as they expected it to be when this was all being planned months ago.”
Hughes goes onto say that the reshoots are “mostly new footage” and that they’re normal and used to “fill some stuff in” the movie.
“…it’s mostly new footage, the reshoots – and some people insist the terminology doesn’t matter and that “reshoots” is common, well no, the terminology does matter to people that make movies and know what these things are, and it matters if you’re saying something’s a “reshoot” when it’s not a reshoot – that matters, but to the extent that that’s just a technicality, the shoots and reshoots combined that are happening and then the also pickups to fill some stuff in is not going to be the majority of the film and it’s not going to be some huge vast portion of the movie.”
With all this information, please keep in mind that while Hughes has his sources, nothing has really been confirmed. Yes, reshoots are normal and scheduling everyone when main production has wrapped is indeed difficult, but until we see the final film, we have no idea how much the Justice League movie would have been affected by Whedon’s input and so on. So, while this is and isn’t news, it’s best to take all of this with a grain of salt until actual confirmation or until the film comes out.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for more information regarding all things Justice League.
Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Henry Cavill, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Jason Momoa, 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.
Everything We Know About Ben Affleck’s Future As Batman
Ever since it was first announced by Warner Bros. that Ben Affleck had been cast to play Batman in Zack Snyder’s follow-up to his 2013 film Man of Steel, the film fan community has been very vocal online about their thoughts on the actor playing the role. When Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hit theaters early last year, the film was met with very mixed reviews, to say the least, but the one thing that most fans and critics seemed to agree on, almost across the board, was that Ben Affleck made for one hell of a Batman.
Affleck has since gone on to make a cameo appearance as both Batman and Bruce Wayne in Suicide Squad later in 2016 and will again reprise the role later this year in the highly-anticipated Justice League, but even so, the actor’s future in the role is still in question. It seems that every statement Affleck (or even those close to him) makes or whatever piece of news that finds its way out from the WB/DC camp is heavily scrutinized by just about anyone with internet access.
The point of this article is not to predict whether or not Affleck will continue to play Batman past his next slated appearance (as many of us hope he will), because the truth is, no one will definitively know one way or another until after Justice League hits theaters this November. This article is meerly a compiled list of everything we have heard up until this point regarding Affleck’s future as the Dark Knight.
Sure, Affleck very well could already have one foot out of the door, but the studio doesn’t want to say so in fear of hurting Justice League‘s box office numbers. Even despite the critical and financial success of Wonder Woman earlier this year, many are still unsure about whether or not Warner Bros. has this whole DCEU thing figured out. Losing Affleck as Batman could be a huge blow to the cinematic universe that is still in its infancy, resulting in a hole that might prove impossible for the studio to dig themselves out of. That being said, for those of us that would love for him to continue on in the role and have a lengthy run (and believe me, there’s nothing this writer wants more), that may be equally possible as well and everyone could just be blowing this whole thing out of proportion. Nothing is for certain, though, until we get official confirmation one way or another from Warner Bros., because, as will become apparent in this article, some just aren’t willing to take the actor’s word for it anymore.
So, without further ado, here is everything we know about Ben Affleck’s future as Batman in the DC Extended Universe. Click the next button below to begin at…