Zack Snyder decided to film Justice League in a 1.85:1 visual ratio instead of the usual 2.35:1 widescreen ratio, meaning that the movie will visually look a little different than the usual big-screen blockbuster. The director took to Vero to explain why.
Using the social media platform Vero, Snyder explained that he really likes filming with IMAX cameras, so all of his scenes were filmed in the ratio. The statement he left (seen below) implies that not all scenes he filmed were filmed in IMAX, but were recorded in the same aspect ratio in order for Justice League to have a consistent format throughout the film:
Filming with a non-standard aspect ratios is actually not uncommon for superhero movies these days – part of the reason why Avengers: Infinity War and its sequel are so expensive is that they’ll be filmed entirely in IMAX as opposed to just using the format for a handful of scenes (which is usually standard procedure for those kind of movies). What ought to be interesting to see is if the Joss Whedon-directed reshoots/additional photography retained this ratio or if they use a more standard visual format – but the former seems likely, as Whedon used a 1.85:1 format for filming The Avengers.
Justice League unites on November 17, 2017. The superhero epic features a cast that includes Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne (Batman), Henry Cavill as Kal-El/Clark Kent (Superman), Gal Gadot as Diana Prince (Wonder Woman), Jason Momoa as Orin/Arthur Curry (Aquaman), Ezra Miller as Barry Allen (The Flash), Ray Fisher as Victor Stone (Cyborg), Ciarán Hinds as Steppenwolf, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Robin Wright as General Antiope, J. K. Simmons as Commissioner James ‘Jim’ Gordon, Joe Morton as Dr. Silas Stone, Amber Heard as Mera, Billy Crudup as Dr. Henry Allen, and Kiersey Clemons as Iris West. Julian Lewis Jones and Michael McElhatton are also in the movie in unspecified roles.
10 Justice League Members Who Should Join The DCEU Next
The Justice League isn’t limited to the six members we saw in Zack Snyder’s film. The team has an expansive roster that features dozens of reserve characters ready to help the Justice League save the world on a moment’s notice.
With movies like the Green Lantern Corps and Shazam in the pipelines, it’s clear more heroes will be introduced to the DC Extended Universe soon. The Avengers featured a small team and it only grew as more characters were introduced into the Marvel movie universe. The Justice League is gonna need all the help it can get to fight Darkseid and keep the streets safe from lower-tier villains like Deathstroke and Joker.
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