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Apparently the Justice League reshoots have been long and expensive

07.24.2017

So there has been a lot of confusion and hearsay about exactly how extensive the reshoots Joss Whedon has done on Zack Snyder's JUSTICE LEAGUE. Was it just a few weeks (pretty standard reshoot schedule) with some character beats and some punched up dialogue? Or has it been more than that?

Well, according to Variety, it's been a lot more than that, and in fact they're still shooting the damn thing. In fact, reshoots have gone on for months now - far longer than the actors joining on anticipated. This is especially true of co-stars Ezra Miller (who is working on the sequel to FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM), and Henry Cavill, who is a big part of the upcoming MISSION IMPOSSIBLE sequel. Actually, in a pretty funny anecdote, Cavill was expected to be finished shooting JUSTICE LEAGUE by now, so he grew an amazing Burt Reynolds-esque lip caterpillar for the role; however, the M:I production wouldn't let him shave off, so now Whedon and his crew will have to digitally remove the mustache from his Superman scenes. I mean, I can't wait to see behind-the-scenes footage of Superman with porn-stache!

Meanwhile, the production has spent at least two months in London and Los Angeles and have spent - so far - a whopping 25 million dollars, which is on top of how much ungodly amount they spent before reshoots, and isn't even factoring in how much the marketing blitz is going to be. Let's just hope it was all worth it. I'm hopeful, despite my better judgement. Not going to lie, that last Comic-Con trailer got my blood pumping instead of boiling, so that's a good sign at least!

Either way, JUSTICE LEAGUE will hit theaters - hopefully - November 17th.

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Source: Variety

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11:53AM on 07/25/2017
I'm convinced that fans don't know what they're complaining about. Joss was the savior of comic book films with Avengers then suddenly was scorned and hated for Age of Ultron (which isn't a bad film btw) and now he's gonna be the savior of DC films? Btw none of Zack Snyder's​ DC movies are bad movies (his ultimate edition of BVS is an easy 8/10). Maybe BVS was poorly timed. It plays much better after having seen Wonder Woman...maybe a couple more films set before it will make it even more
I'm convinced that fans don't know what they're complaining about. Joss was the savior of comic book films with Avengers then suddenly was scorned and hated for Age of Ultron (which isn't a bad film btw) and now he's gonna be the savior of DC films? Btw none of Zack Snyder's​ DC movies are bad movies (his ultimate edition of BVS is an easy 8/10). Maybe BVS was poorly timed. It plays much better after having seen Wonder Woman...maybe a couple more films set before it will make it even more palatable.

Finally... Jesse Eisenberg's take on Lex isn't bad. It's just different from what you expected after years of the animated series, Smallville, Gene Hackman. He actually possesses some great qualities and I had chills when he made Superman bow. The most influential billionaire is Mark Zuckerberg, so casting the guy who famously played him in a Hollywood movie was an inspired way to make a Lex that was relatable to the world we live in.
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12:13PM on 07/25/2017
But that's subjective, isn't it? Granted the fans can be a fickle bunch, but to me, BVS wasn't very good, the ultimate edition being marginally better. But should that take away from your experience of enjoying it? No, absolutely not.

But that's subjective, isn't it? Granted the fans can be a fickle bunch, but to me, BVS wasn't very good, the ultimate edition being marginally better. But should that take away from your experience of enjoying it? No, absolutely not.

8:10AM on 07/25/2017
Superman is going to be in JL? I'm shocked! You should put a spoiler warning before you reveal something like that!

I can't help but laugh at how often something reveals that Superman is in JL, and yet the trailers treat it like it is still going to be a surprise; I think it was the mustache that makes it funny. They've already shown Superman in the first promotional picture and the BTS video when they finished filming, his logo is on the new group poster and even the movie description
Superman is going to be in JL? I'm shocked! You should put a spoiler warning before you reveal something like that!

I can't help but laugh at how often something reveals that Superman is in JL, and yet the trailers treat it like it is still going to be a surprise; I think it was the mustache that makes it funny. They've already shown Superman in the first promotional picture and the BTS video when they finished filming, his logo is on the new group poster and even the movie description tells us that Superman will perform some selfless act to restore Batman's faith in humanity to prompt the formation of the Justice League. I think it is safe to say he's in the movie. You have to respect the marketing department for learning their lesson after they revealed Doomsday.
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7:18PM on 07/24/2017
Not really that surprising for a film that has a radically different style director finishing it up and had a director who suffered a family tragedy last part of filming.
Not really that surprising for a film that has a radically different style director finishing it up and had a director who suffered a family tragedy last part of filming.
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6:54PM on 07/24/2017

Oh, The_Conman??

I think you told me to lay off the reefer when I remarked on this a couple weeks ago. It's cool, I'll still share a joint with ya. Regardless, the schedule's also been adjusted to include more Wonder Woman now that she's DC's big winner. This doesn't mean it's a bad thing, the last trailer was effective, I'll give them that.
I think you told me to lay off the reefer when I remarked on this a couple weeks ago. It's cool, I'll still share a joint with ya. Regardless, the schedule's also been adjusted to include more Wonder Woman now that she's DC's big winner. This doesn't mean it's a bad thing, the last trailer was effective, I'll give them that.
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8:20PM on 07/24/2017
if you bothered reading the article, you would see that the reason its LONG and EXPENSIVE is because the schedules aren't lining up and they are having to tiptoe around everyone elses schedules and that's taking time. Get a life bitch
if you bothered reading the article, you would see that the reason its LONG and EXPENSIVE is because the schedules aren't lining up and they are having to tiptoe around everyone elses schedules and that's taking time. Get a life bitch
8:46PM on 07/24/2017
Oh, you can certainly dish it, but can't take it, eh? C'mon, if that really ruffled your feathers, then I apologize. In all seriousness, why do feel the need to diminish any observation I have on this? I know we got off on the wrong foot, but most of your posts, I'm in total agreement, then there's this.
Oh, you can certainly dish it, but can't take it, eh? C'mon, if that really ruffled your feathers, then I apologize. In all seriousness, why do feel the need to diminish any observation I have on this? I know we got off on the wrong foot, but most of your posts, I'm in total agreement, then there's this.
4:19AM on 07/25/2017
@The_Conman, it seems like you're intentionally leaving out the parts about Whedon feeling the need to make pretty massive changes to the story and characters. They had scheduled reshoots (as all large films do) from the beginning, so they weren't caught by surprise by the fact that there were reshoots. Changing so much of the film is what pushed them into longer, more expensive reshoots than they had originally scheduled for. WB/DC is not going to settle for another lackluster film that fails
@The_Conman, it seems like you're intentionally leaving out the parts about Whedon feeling the need to make pretty massive changes to the story and characters. They had scheduled reshoots (as all large films do) from the beginning, so they weren't caught by surprise by the fact that there were reshoots. Changing so much of the film is what pushed them into longer, more expensive reshoots than they had originally scheduled for. WB/DC is not going to settle for another lackluster film that fails to generate any excitement for 2 of their 3 biggest characters.
6:10PM on 07/24/2017

I CAN'T F*ING BELIEVE IT !

It's like Warner (and some people around here as well) are almost happy that Snyder's child killed herself so they could ask Whedon to 'save this, ho so precious, film' ! What a shameful and revolting reaction !
Beside, Warner is more to blame than Snyder for the DCEU lackluster beginning. The proof being how good the BvS Director's Cut is (Not even compared to the Theatrical one aka the Warner Cut. I DO think it's a good film), just like all his director's cuts: when the executives from
It's like Warner (and some people around here as well) are almost happy that Snyder's child killed herself so they could ask Whedon to 'save this, ho so precious, film' ! What a shameful and revolting reaction !
Beside, Warner is more to blame than Snyder for the DCEU lackluster beginning. The proof being how good the BvS Director's Cut is (Not even compared to the Theatrical one aka the Warner Cut. I DO think it's a good film), just like all his director's cuts: when the executives from Warner don't fuck it up, Snyder can make good films !
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6:59PM on 07/24/2017
BvS was a fantastic film. The end battle and bad Doomsday design not withstanding.

WW was a dull tv movie with some horrible CGI (Chris pine in the open top plane escaping Germans).
BvS was a fantastic film. The end battle and bad Doomsday design not withstanding.

WW was a dull tv movie with some horrible CGI (Chris pine in the open top plane escaping Germans).
7:34PM on 07/24/2017
"It's like Warner (and some people around here as well) are almost happy that Snyder's child killed herself"

The fuck is wrong with you?
"It's like Warner (and some people around here as well) are almost happy that Snyder's child killed herself"

The fuck is wrong with you?
8:59PM on 07/24/2017
I've seen the Director's Cut twice and it contains more of what was good in the theatrical release (cool action beats, Ben Affleck as Batman) and is perhaps a little better because of this, but it does absolutely nothing to fix the film's actual problems (Eisenerbg's Luthor is stil tonally at odds with the entire rest of the film and just plain annoying to boot, Wonder Woman still feels shoehorned in, not the mention the other JLA character intros, some of the dialogue is still
I've seen the Director's Cut twice and it contains more of what was good in the theatrical release (cool action beats, Ben Affleck as Batman) and is perhaps a little better because of this, but it does absolutely nothing to fix the film's actual problems (Eisenerbg's Luthor is stil tonally at odds with the entire rest of the film and just plain annoying to boot, Wonder Woman still feels shoehorned in, not the mention the other JLA character intros, some of the dialogue is still cringe-inducingly forced, etc.) I guess my point is, for people who liked the theatrical cut, the ultimate edition gives them more of what they already liked, but for people who took issue with the theatrical version it's really just a longer version of what they already saw and doesn't really do much to address what the most common complaints where about the film.
8:59PM on 07/24/2017
I've seen the Director's Cut twice and it contains more of what was good in the theatrical release (cool action beats, Ben Affleck as Batman) and is perhaps a little better because of this, but it does absolutely nothing to fix the film's actual problems (Eisenerbg's Luthor is stil tonally at odds with the entire rest of the film and just plain annoying to boot, Wonder Woman still feels shoehorned in, not the mention the other JLA character intros, some of the dialogue is still
I've seen the Director's Cut twice and it contains more of what was good in the theatrical release (cool action beats, Ben Affleck as Batman) and is perhaps a little better because of this, but it does absolutely nothing to fix the film's actual problems (Eisenerbg's Luthor is stil tonally at odds with the entire rest of the film and just plain annoying to boot, Wonder Woman still feels shoehorned in, not the mention the other JLA character intros, some of the dialogue is still cringe-inducingly forced, etc.) I guess my point is, for people who liked the theatrical cut, the ultimate edition gives them more of what they already liked, but for people who took issue with the theatrical version it's really just a longer version of what they already saw and doesn't really do much to address what the most common complaints where about the film.
5:37AM on 07/25/2017
The rehoots were scheduled. Whedon was brought in when Snyder was no longer available.
The rehoots were scheduled. Whedon was brought in when Snyder was no longer available.
5:37AM on 07/25/2017
The rehoots were scheduled. Whedon was brought in when Snyder was no longer available.
The rehoots were scheduled. Whedon was brought in when Snyder was no longer available.
6:05PM on 07/24/2017
Can't wait for this movie to come out and notice that 80-90% of the 4 minute trailer isn't in the movie.
Can't wait for this movie to come out and notice that 80-90% of the 4 minute trailer isn't in the movie.
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4:43PM on 07/24/2017
Some of Joss's recent antics both on and off Twitter, coupled with the lack-luster Age of Ultron, doesn't give me much confidence in this film. Though I hope for the best.
Some of Joss's recent antics both on and off Twitter, coupled with the lack-luster Age of Ultron, doesn't give me much confidence in this film. Though I hope for the best.
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6:04PM on 07/24/2017
Age of Ultron would've been better if Marvel didn't interfere. This is the reason why Joss Whedon left Marvel.
Age of Ultron would've been better if Marvel didn't interfere. This is the reason why Joss Whedon left Marvel.
6:59PM on 07/24/2017
Yeah, Whedon got a bit full of himself after Avengers, but Marvel also exhausted him on Ultron, similarly to Favreau and Iron Man 2. It's weird how they can't cater to someone like Edgar Wright, but Taika Waititt seems to be just fine with Thor.
Yeah, Whedon got a bit full of himself after Avengers, but Marvel also exhausted him on Ultron, similarly to Favreau and Iron Man 2. It's weird how they can't cater to someone like Edgar Wright, but Taika Waititt seems to be just fine with Thor.
1:13PM on 07/25/2017
I don't know. There's plenty of Joss-less Marvel films that are really, really good. I'm not convinced that Marvel interference is necessarily a bad thing.

Maybe Marvel can interfere with Star Wars...
I don't know. There's plenty of Joss-less Marvel films that are really, really good. I'm not convinced that Marvel interference is necessarily a bad thing.

Maybe Marvel can interfere with Star Wars...
4:05PM on 07/24/2017

This is going to be cutting it close on that November release date, they should consider pushing it back

I am so happy that the Zack Snyder cut is getting properly gutted. I just assume it was visually beautiful and terribly incoherent. I'm sure Joss Whedon had to reshoot about half the movie and I just hope Warner Bros doesn't get caught up in rushing the final cut to meet a fall release date. I'd rather have them delay the movie til February or March, a release time that worked for Deadpool and Logan, than release a final cut with poorly rendered CG scenes. I don't know what 2018's release dates
I am so happy that the Zack Snyder cut is getting properly gutted. I just assume it was visually beautiful and terribly incoherent. I'm sure Joss Whedon had to reshoot about half the movie and I just hope Warner Bros doesn't get caught up in rushing the final cut to meet a fall release date. I'd rather have them delay the movie til February or March, a release time that worked for Deadpool and Logan, than release a final cut with poorly rendered CG scenes. I don't know what 2018's release dates look like, but Im sure they could find a time frame in the first three months of 2018 to slot this thing (Only if necessary). If they can meet the November deadline with all quality standards being met than by all means release it on time.
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10:55PM on 07/25/2017
I agree. I would much prefer them to push back the release date and give us a good JL movie. If that doesn't happen, I'll just assume they are trying to bank what they can and start a reboot in a few years.
I agree. I would much prefer them to push back the release date and give us a good JL movie. If that doesn't happen, I'll just assume they are trying to bank what they can and start a reboot in a few years.
3:41PM on 07/24/2017
I like the fact that you put a mustache on Superman to hide his idnentity.
I like the fact that you put a mustache on Superman to hide his idnentity.
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4:04PM on 07/24/2017
His what?
His what?
6:20PM on 07/24/2017
@ metalbrain...His idnentity man. Damn learn to read.
@ metalbrain...His idnentity man. Damn learn to read.
9:16PM on 07/24/2017
Where was Superman? I didn't see him.
Where was Superman? I didn't see him.
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3:34PM on 07/24/2017

How petty

I think this generation likes to micro observe production of movies too damn much.
I think this generation likes to micro observe production of movies too damn much.
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4:04PM on 07/24/2017
Especially when it comes to DC.
Especially when it comes to DC.
4:40PM on 07/24/2017
What strikes you here as a micro-observation specifically?
What strikes you here as a micro-observation specifically?
3:28PM on 07/24/2017

That's a shocker, I tell ya

Best of luck to Joss.
Best of luck to Joss.
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