Holy crap, Warner Bros. isn’t kidding with their “All In” campaign for Justice League. If a report from the Wall Street Journal (via /Film) is to be believed, it sounds like the reshoots for the superhero team-up flick have pushed the budget over the edge.
The budget is reportedly a crazy $300 million. For reference, Batman v Superman had a budget of $250 million. While this is definitely up there in terms of expensive films, it still doesn’t hold a candle to Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, which was made for $378.5 million.
Zack Snyder’s major goal in creating Justice League was incorporating lighter elements, though when he delivered his early cut of the flick, more work was needed to be done. This is why they hired Whedon to do a rewrite on the script, and when Snyder had to step down due to a family tragedy, Whedon officially hopped in. From what we’ve heard, the reshoots have been fairly extensive, accounting for north of 20 pages of material.
The result? Well, according to the article, “Aficionados will be able to pick out the clever, dialogue-heavy scenes shot by Mr. Whedon and the more stylish action scenes shot by Mr. Snyder, but the creative team has endeavored to meld the two.”
It’s, of course, hard to tell for sure. Since Snyder was working to make this a lighter film altogether, it seems incredibly careless to attribute every joke in the film to Whedon.
We’ll have to wait and see how all the moving parts have paid off. We can’t wait.
Justice League hits theaters on November 17, 2017.