The news cycle hasn’t been too kind to Justice League and the DC Extended Universe. Now, that’s not to say that they’ve been treated unfairly, but between the news of Justice League reshoots, and the myriad of films and universes we may eventually end up with, a little bit of skepticism is inevitable. But let’s avoid all that non-DCEU and Batman talk for now and just focus on the upcoming Justice League movie.
As stated above, the project has faced incessant rumors of script rewrites, where the production would literally change things on the fly during principal photography, and extensive reshoots that last for months. Things also got more real when Zack Snyder had to step down from the production following the death of his daughter, and in his place came Avengers director Joss Whedon.
In the press release from Warner Bros., they reemphasized that Whedon would only be used to execute Zack’s vision, not create his own. This was later contradict when actor Joe Morton stated that there were indeed tonal changes made, especially to the character Cyborg.
However, in a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Gal Gadot downplayed such statements regarding a tone shifted between directors:
“Look, Joss, to my understanding, was Zack’s choice to finish the movie. And the tone can’t be completely different because the movie was already shot. Joss is just fine-tuning.”
From all we’ve heard in the past, it sounds like the production will be reshooting a good portion of scenes, especially the stuff in between action set pieces. We’ve even heard rumors that the majority of what we’ve seen in trailers will likely not even be in the movie (though that was prior to us seeing the San Diego Comic-Con trailer). It’ll be a real Rogue One-type situation, from the sound of it.
So why is Gal Gadot telling us this? Well, for starters, that may very well be her perspective. Maybe the reshoots required very few changes on her part, or maybe all we’ve heard has been blown out of proportion (though we don’t think so). Plus, we can’t forget that Gadot’s Wonder Woman is something of a shining beacon for the DCEU, so perhaps she feels a responsibility to keep the rumors in check.
Regardless of any reshoot rumors, we’re all hopeful that it’ll ultimately result in a stronger film, which is always the hope.
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SOURCE: Rolling Stone