Ever since Zach Snyder had to step down from directing ‘Justice League‘ due to the tragedy which befell him, fans everywhere have wondered how much of the film Joss Whedon was actually going to be responsible for. Theories and rumors were being thrown around that much of the film was being re-cut to follow Whedon’s vision as the new director, even after Gal Gadot had vocally pushed against that line of thought.
With the movie finally hitting theaters, producer Charles Roven has weighed in on the matter to show that not only did Whedon not touch much of the film but that so much was laid out he wasn’t able to really inject any major changes to the final cut of the movie. This isn’t to say that no changes were made but that nothing significant was.
To explain how much of the movie that Whedon shot and why it wasn’t really a departure from Snyder’s original plan, Roven shares that:
“The goal is to make sure when you’re watching the movie, it all feels cohesive. That imprint that Joss had, some aspect of it is going to come out in the direction, but the actors are already pretty much down the road on their arcs. Let’s just say 80, 85 percent of the movie is what was originally shot. There’s only so much you can do with other 15, 20 percent of the movie.”
While there weren’t many changes that could be made, it doesn’t clarify the rumors that the original ending of the film was cut or if Lex Luthor was removed from being in the film outside of his after the credits cameo which hints at the creation of the Injustice League. We’ll likely never know if he at one point had more of a scene.
Are you glad to hear that Snyder’s vision is going to remain intact when you see the film this weekend or did you have hopes that Whedon’s changes would have made it as fun to watch as ‘Wonder Woman’ was? Will this sway your decision on seeing the movie on opening weekend? Share your thoughts below!
Source: The Washington Times