With Zack Snyder departing ‘Justice League‘ to be with his family, we learned that Joss Whedon was taking over to finish the film and do reshoots, but this is the first time we’re hearing the price tag associated with the changes. While San Diego Comic-Con 2017 gave us a new trailer and poster for the film, it seems like things aren’t all going well in the DCEU.
Clearly, ‘Justice League’ is the building block of the DCEU for years to come by both solidifying the heroes we’ve met so far and introducing quite a few more, so they need to get it right. However, when taking in “additional photography” for the film, it looks like Warner Brothers hasn’t just added two months to production in reshoots but that it will cost $25 million for what has already been done in London and Los Angeles.
Even worse? It might not all be done due to scheduling issues with some of the actors:
Re those JUSTICE LEAGUE reshoots (cc: @krolljvar): They are “substantial,” according to sources. Up to 4 weeks for some actors.
— Borys Kit (@Borys_Kit) July 24, 2017
While there is no issue bringing in Ben Affleck as Batman and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman as they aren’t working on other films, both Ezra Miller and Henry Cavill are in the middle of other titles. No matter how fast The Flash is, Miller himself is busy filming the sequel to ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them‘ while Cavill is finishing shooting on ‘Mission: Impossible 6’.
In fact, Cavill’s work on the Tom Cruise blockbuster franchise is adding, even more, production costs outside of the delays:
Because of this, a mustache he grew for his character in the “Mission Impossible” sequel will have to be digitally removed in post-production. Paramount, which is distributing the “Mission: Impossible” sequel, would not allow Cavill to shave the facial hair while production was taking place.
Outside of all of this, another piece of drama involving the film could be on the horizon. With all of these reshoots and editing, it sounds like Whedon won’t be getting a co-director credit. While pay and potentially a producer or screenplay credit are in Whedon’s future, it feels like a dig on the director with everything he is doing to finalize production.
Are you shocked at how much extra it will cost for Warner Brothers to finish off ‘Justice League’? Do you think that not giving Whedon a co-director credit is the right way for the studio to go? Share your thoughts below!