– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Last week, LRM reported on a piece from TheWrap that batted down a rumor surrounding Justice League. According to the initial rumor, the production had had extensive reshoots, and had even more coming down the pike. All in all, it looked like the film will have essentially been made twice. However, TheWrap stated that such a rumor wasn’t true, according to their sources, and now it sounds like we have something of a confirmation thanks to Justice League producer Charles Roven.

Speaking with Collider, Roven stated that the film is still firmly in the post-production process.

“We’re in the middle of it, and I think it’s pretty common knowledge that we’re going to be doing some additional photography. The complications of trying to, you know—Henry [Cavill]’s on Mission: Impossible, and our Aquaman is making Aquaman, Amy [Adams]’ doing Sharper Objects [sic]—so everybody’s busy, and it’s that crazy Rubix cube of trying to find a way of getting everybody in the place to do the work that we need to do. Which is not that vast, the amount of work that we have to do, but it’s still really complicated that everybody’s in different places around the world.”

This definitely makes sense. Each of the Justice League actors are working pretty extensively in Hollywood, so trying to find those magical dates where they can shoot together is undoubtedly a gargantuan task. 

When asked more specifically about the aforementioned rumors, Roven continued:

“The reality is we are in the midst of trying to schedule the only additional photography that we’ve been tryingto schedule. We haven’t done any additional photography up to this point…Since we’ve wrapped, there’s been no additional photography. Since we’ve wrapped, what there was was motion capture, or what we call facial capture, so we did one round of facial capture, and another mini-round of facial capture. You use facial capture if you have a CG character, you do facial capture in order to give a real performance into that CG character. An example of it would be Avatar.”

Of course, as most film aficionados know, reshoots themselves aren’t a death sentence. In recent years, they’ve become a regular and integral part of the process, and are no longer a harbinger of death. The only time there is reason to be concerned is when we know for a fact that there are EXTENSIVE reshoots in place. That being said, even films with extensive reshoots have turned out well (Rogue One and World War Z, for example), so it’s not always smart to assume that a movie is doomed from the get-go.

That being said, this is just the official statement. While we’d certainly love to believe absolutely everything that’s said, it’s in Warner Bros.’ best interest to downplay any red flags. Like any flick, I suppose we’ll just have to wait and see for ourselves. Who knows? If Wonder Woman kills it next month, perhaps we’ll all be approaching this from a much more optimistic perspective. 

What do you think of Roven’s statements? Do you think Justice League is in trouble? Let us know your thoughts down below!

Justice League hits theaters on November 17, 2017.

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SOURCE: Collider

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.