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How Joss Whedon May Be Changing Justice League

September 25, 2017 | Posted by Steve Gustafson
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When Zack Snyder had to take a departure from Justice League’s production to deal with a tragic family matter, everyone was deeply invested in how replacement Joss Whedon would change the picture.

In August, Joe Morton, who plays Dr. Silas Stone (father/creator of Victor a.k.a. Cyborg) in Justice League shared that the reason they were doing so many reshoots was to “lighten up the film.” Ben Affleck soon after did an interview with Entertainment Weekly about the change and said, “It’s a little bit unorthodox. Zack had a family tragedy, and stepped off, which was horrible. For the movie, the best person we could’ve possibly found was Joss. We got really lucky that he stepped in. It’s an interesting product of two directors, both with kind of unique visions, both with really strong takes. I’ve never had that experience before making a movie. I have to say, I really love working with Zack, and I really love the stuff we’ve done with Joss.”

Affleck also addressed the reshoots. “I’ve never worked on a movie that didn’t do reshoots,” Affleck added. “Argo we did reshoots for a week and a half! Four days on Gone Baby Gone! This is a really nice time to work in DC. They’re hitting their stride. They’re getting it right. It’s starting to feel like it’s really working.”

When Whedon joined the Justice League production, it wasn’t made clear what exactly he was going to do. Was he just going to stick to the script and bring Snyder’s vision to the screen or would be inject some of his own tone into things?

Lately we’ve heard about a number of casting changes that bodes well for a movie that was loaded with characters, making many wonder how they’d be able to balance everything. Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor was reportedly cut from a recent cut of the movie that was screened recently. Then it was reported that Kiersey Clemons, who would be playing Flash’s love interest, Iris West was dropped from the movie as well

Clemons did an interview not too long ago and confirmed that she was not part of the movies’s reshoots last month, but she stated, “I know the parts that I did introducing Iris are f*cking sick. I can’t wait to see the movie.”

How do you think Whedon is going to deliver on the Justice League? Thoughts on the casting rumors?

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