JUSTICE LEAGUE & The Two Headed Director Monster
November 17th is the release date of Justice League, a project following the Batman v. Superman Dawn of Justice that will combine this summers hit, Wonder Woman, with Batman, Aquaman, The Flash, Cyborg, and possibly a returning Superman. The film had some rough patches but steadied itself under director Zack Snyder and is now a finish product. The film is still a unique set up as it has two directors, something not very common in the ever changing world of Hollywood and could be something fans notice.
During the reshoot stage of the movie Zack Snyder left the film due to a family emergency and so sent the studio scrambling to find someone with great vision to finish off the reshoots and keep in line with the direction Snyder already established. Well, they found their director in Joss Whedon who was just coming off of his Marvel Universe stint with Avengers: Age of Ultron and Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D. and is now working on his first DC film in Batgirl.
“Zack had a family tragedy, and stepped off, which was horrible. For the movie, the best person we could’ve possibly found was Joss. We got really lucky that he stepped in.”
Affleck said the film final product is;
“an interesting product of two directors, both with kind of unique visions, both with really strong takes. I’ve never had that experience before making a movie. I have to say, I really love working with Zack, and I really love the stuff we’ve done with Joss.”
Affleck also brushed off rumors that the film’s reshoots indicated problems with the project.
“I’ve never worked on a movie that didn’t do reshoots. Argo, we did reshoots for a week and a half! Four days on Gone Baby Gone!”
Fans of the previous two Avengers movies will see more than likely see the stamp Whedon left on the reshoots as he and Zack Snyder both have strong perspectives of the superhero genre and have made memorable comic book adaptations. This brief and unplanned partnership could be the little spark to make Justice League stand out.