Okay, before anyone starts panicking, let’s be clear about something. Reshoots are normal. Almost every movie ever made has gone through some amount of reshoots. Perhaps the director notices that a particular scene could be better. Or maybe once the scenes are attached, something seems to be missing. With that said, the situation is slightly different with Justice League.
According to Batman on Film, the upcoming DCEU film, Justice League is undergoing extensive reshoots. Not just that, these reshoots are expected to go on for three months. If the rumours are true, then the DCEU didn’t just bring Joss Whedon in to supervise post-production, as was initially reported. Joss Whedon is here to shake things up BIG TIME.
I don’t know how I should feel about this. On one end, I’ve been a huge defender of Zack Snyder. No, I didn’t love Batman V Superman, but from a visual standpoint, it’s almost flawless. Snyder is a visual stylist after all. The problems with Batman V Superman lie in its script. So, if the script for Justice League is good, which I’m hoping it is, then I would love to see Snyder’s complete vision on the big screen.
However, Joss Whedon did make one of the best comic book movies of all time, The Avengers. And, he’s worked on some of the best TV series of all time – Firefly and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. While Snyder is good at what he does, he’s not the best at directing characters and keeping the story balanced. Which is why his best work to date is a movie about shirtless men with fake abs going ape sh*t on each other for two hours. Whedon, on the other hand, handles an ensemble cast really well, as evident from The Avengers and Firefly/Serenity.
At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if it’s Zack Snyder, Joss Whedon or Alfred Hitchcock’s ghost. What matters is the end product.
Justice League will be hitting Malaysian cinemas on 16 November 2017.