However, even so, Zack Snyder’s name will still be listed as the director of this Justice League film. Because Warner Bros. Pictures decided to only put Joss Whedon’s name on the screenwriter section.
As a result of the director’s change, re-shooting had to be done. In addition to costing an extra USD 25 million and adding new elements, reportedly, the reshoot also brings crucial changes to the ending. Initially, it was reported that Zack Snyder would make this Justice League film into two parts. The ending of the first film will be made hanging. To connect with the next film.
In Zack Snyder’s version, the first Justice League film will tell the story of Steppenwolf. Who is collecting three Mother Boxes. Then he prepared Earth to welcome his boss: Supervillain Darkseid. Meanwhile, for the second film, the plan is to raise the battle of Justice League v Darkseid.
For DC Comics fans, Darkseid is no stranger. He is the strongest supervillain in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). Kind of like Thanos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Which will be ganged up by Iron Man et al in the film Avengers: Infinity War (2019).
He was worried it would be anticlimactic. Until, finally, Whedon delayed Darkseid’s appearance. Then he made Steppenwolf as the only main villain in this film.
In addition, Joss Hedon is also almost certainly not going to make this Justice League film into two parts, but only standalone. So, he wanted to explore the plot. In order to become a stronger basis for the next DCEU films.
Therefore, Joss Whedon then added a flashback scene involving Wonder Woman’s aunt. Namely: General Antiope (Robin Wright). That scene will be the basis of who Steppenwolf is. Which would explain why he had become so evil now.
Another rumor circulating, Joss Whedon is also doing a reshoot because the original version of the film made by Zack Snyder is very unwatchable. Alias can not be watched so bad. Reportedly, the ending of Snyder’s Justice League, before the reshoot, was very strange, dark, chaotic, and confusing.
Therefore, it’s possible that Joss Whedon changed the ending of Zack Snyder’s version of Justice League just in case. That is, if later this film is less successful and not strong enough to be a sequel. In addition, reshooting is also Whedon’s creative move to improve this film. So that the result is exactly what Snyder wanted, but in a better version.
When interviewed, Ben Affleck admitted that both Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon had an influence on the final outcome of Justice League. They both have a unique vision that this film desperately needs.
Like, for example, Ezra Miller. Who is currently busy shooting the sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016).
It’s just that the hopes of producers to earn big income, it seems, will meet a steep road. Power Rangers was released just a week apart from Beauty and the Beast. Which, now, is dominating cinemas around the world.