‘Wonder Woman’ Producer On How Zack Snyder Asked Joss Whedon To Finish ‘Justice League’

Snyder Whedon Justice LeagueEarlier this week, it was reported that Justice League director Zack Snyder had exited the film. He along with his wife Deborah Snyder have stepped away from post-production to spend more time with their family following the tragic death of his daughter, Autumn Snyder.

It was then announced that Avengers director Joss Whedon would step in to complete the film through post-production and additional photography. Whedon is also attached to write and direct a Batgirl movie for the DC Extended Universe.

At the world premiere for Wonder Woman, producer Charles Roven spoke to Variety about the status of Justice League. Roven revealed that Snyder had asked Whedon to finish the film:

“We’re excited about the film, of course – but we were saddened by the events that caused Zack Snyder and Deborah Snyder to have to leave and turn the reins over to Joss Whedon. He was already working with us on some of the scenes for that additional photography that we’re going to be doing shortly. It was fortunate that Zack convinced him, and he agreed to step in and finish the movie – to help Zack finish his vision. We’re excited about that.”

Warner Bros. Pictures president Toby Emmerich recently stated that although Whedon has stepped in to complete the film, the directing is minimal and will adhere to Snyder’s vision already set during the film’s principal photography.

Directed by Zack Snyder and starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Willem Dafoe, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J.K. Simmons and Ciaran Hinds, Justice League opens in theaters on November 17, 2017.

Meanwhile, Wonder Woman will open in theaters on June 2, 2017.

Source: Variety via Twitter 

The Top 10 Episodes Of ‘Justice League’

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Justice LeagueWonder Woman is breaking record after record, and everyone loves it! Twitter erupted with praise for the first-ever female led super hero film. This praise bodes well for the future of the once murky DC Extended Universe. But with Wonder Woman being this successful, it means that the next film in DC’s slate has even more work cut out for it. Justice League will be the ultimate test of whether the DCEU can truly handle an ensemble super hero cast.

It’s always difficult to juggle a couple of heroes on screen, let alone six or seven. Hopefully director Zack Snyder did his research in determining how to get the formula right. Assuming he did, he almost certainly watched Cartoon Network’s Justice League. As the final series in Bruce Timm’s DC Animated Universe, Justice League brought together Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern and Hawkgirl for the first time on screen. The series was bold, dramatic and inventive. It placed character first, often only focusing on only 3 or 4 heroes per episode in order to give them maximum character weight.

The formula worked amazingly, giving us some of the greatest storytelling ever seen in television animation. It also led to acclaimed spin-off Justice League Unlimited, which added dozens of heroes to the roster. The spin-off series was much more serialized, improving the storytelling but losing some of the great character focus. That’s why it’s the original Justice League series that provides the best example of how to tell a story with seven DC characters. It’s the example we hope Zack Snyder looked to for inspiration.

Before we look to the future of the Justice League, let’s have a look back at the past. These are the top 10 episodes of Justice League. Click next to get started!

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