Justice League faced a lot of overhauls in the process. It’s no secret now that that’s been the case. You need only to look at the trailers to notice how much of the movie ended up on the cutting room floor, and some time ago, it was reported that actress’ Kiersey Clemons’ take as Iris West got the chop as well.
What’s more is that it sounds like Warner Bros. was eager to replace Clemons in the DCEU as a whole, as indicated by a user on Reddit who claims to have worked on the visual effects for the film. In an AMA, he stated:
“I’ve said before, we were replacing Clemons with a digital woman in the shot – Clemons was brought on because of Famuyiwa, when he bailed, it meant WB could recast her. That’s around the time the shot was cut.
Now it’s been leaked online with her in it, they’ll probably stop all the work being done on it to replace her to stop fan backlash.”
This brings up all sorts of questions. First off, it sounds like Warner Bros. was planning on replacing her, as indicated by the statement. However, with the clip now out in the open (for as short a time as it was), it sounds like should things go forward with this universe, Clemons may very well have a shot of reprising her role.
It’s very difficult to read into this comment too deeply, as we don’t really know what Warner Bros. is thinking, but it’s hard not to get the impression that they didn’t care too much for Clemons, and are working hard to weed her out before the next Flash film is underway.
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