Zack Snyder Talks ‘Justice League’ Reshoots & Studio Meddling

Zack Snyder shared his thoughts on Joss Whedon’s Justice League reshoots and opened up about how executives forced him to go with a lighter tone.

In the coming weeks, HBO Max subscribers will finally have the chance to see what Zack Snyder originally envisioned with his first Justice League movie. More details about what happened behind-the-scenes on Justice League are starting to come out and Snyder discussed the theatrical version reshot by Joss Whedon with Total Film:

“Because I’ve never seen the theatrical version of Justice League, I don’t know exactly what from my movie is in that movie. But I have heard from people who were on my crew and then continued on [with Whedon], there was about an hour of reshoots. So I guess they used about an hour of my footage, and they pretty much touched every shot, whether it was for ADR or whatever. I think my movie is a chance to get into the characters and the story beats a lot more.”

Even before Justice League hit theaters in 2017, it was known that Warner Bros. was looking to go in a lighter direction. Zack Snyder also talked about the studio pressure he faced early on in production years ago:

“[The original plan] was absolutely being twisted during production, but y’know, I was there to fight them. Even though there was pressure on me to make it funnier and lighten it, I would persist as much as I could to keep the tone as much as I could. I added a bunch of things for them, and I was always careful to make sure I covered things both ways, so that it didn’t affect the movie story-wise. It was my hope that, in post-production, I’d be able to force my will upon them.”

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Here is the official synopsis for the Snyder Cut:

“In ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE, determined to ensure Superman’s (Henry Cavill) ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) aligns forces with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. The task proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own pasts to transcend that which has held them back, allowing them to come together, finally forming an unprecedented league of heroes. Now united, Batman (Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad and Darkseid and their dreadful intentions.”

Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons, and Ciarán Hinds.

Zack Snyder’s Justice League will hit HBO Max on March 18, 2021. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the Snyder Cut, and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!

Source: Total Film (via GamesRadar)

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