Will Joss Whedon Receive Director’s Credit on JUSTICE LEAGUE?
It has been reported that director Joss Whedon (The Avengers) will receive a co-director credit for Zack Snyder’s highly-anticipated Justice League. Warner Bros. Pictures announced that Zack Snyder had to step down as director due to the sudden death of his teenage daughter.
Whedon was chosen by Snyder to complete the post-production on Justice League and film additional reshoot scenes with the cast; Whedon is also said to have helped Snyder with the script. Warner Bros. also released a new trailer for Justice League during San Diego Comic-Con International.
The Warner Bros. UK Youtube channel added a caption with the trailer that reads:
“Justice League – Official Trailer. A film by Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon. In cinemas November 2017, watch the new trailer here.”
Since the YouTube post, the Whedon part has been taken down and now Variety is reporting that Whedon will not receive a co-directing credit. He may get a producing credit or a screenplay credit. This something like Tony Gilroy, who stepped in for director Gareth Edwards to oversee reshoots for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and earned a screenwriting credit.
Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Ciarán Hinds, Amy Adams, Willem Dafoe, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, and J. K. Simmons.
Let us know what you think, should Whedon get director credit or no?