With filmmaker Zack Snyder handing over the reigns of reshoots on the Warner Bros. and DC Films tentpole “Justice League” to Joss Whedon, there’s a question as to a potential tonal shift for the project.
Last year’s “Suicide Squad” famously saw extensive reshoots retool that film into more of a comedic crowd pleaser. The hiring of Whedon and the success of “Wonder Woman” implies this ‘League’ will be tweaked to be more light-hearted.
Actor Joe Morton, who plays Dr. Silas Stone in the film, pretty much confirmed that this week to IGN. While confirming his own character hasn’t changed much, he says the character of Victor Stone a.k.a. Cyborg (Ray Fisher) is a key example of the tweaks:
“I know that with Ray [Fisher], the young man who plays Victor, there were some adjustments that they made in terms of the tone of that character. I think what I heard was that there was a need from the studio to lighten up the film in a way, that the film felt too dark. I don’t know what that meant in terms of how it actually got translated in terms of the reshoots but that’s what I heard. That’s what I thought some of the reshoots were about.”
In related news, filmmaker Doug Liman has revealed that his attempt to be a part of the DCEU with the more supernaturally-skewered “Justice League Dark” didn’t happen because the script wasn’t done to his satisfaction.
He tells Cinema Blend: “the script never got to a place that was special enough for me. Not for lack of trying.” “Justice League” will open in cinemas on November 10th.