Producers Talk “Justice League” Hopes & Influences

Press rounds have begun for the “Justice League” movie with producers Deborah Snyder and Charles Roven offering some comments about the big-budget DC superhero team-up project.

As neither original director Zack Snyder or reshoots helmer Joss Whedon are doing media, the producers are proving the main go to people for any questions regarding the film and at a press conference this week Deborah Snyder (Zack’s wife) says she hopes audiences will come into the film fresh:

“I think, for us, this whole thing [Zack’s departure] is so bittersweet. We had been working on this franchise for the last, almost eight years [from] when we’d been developing the script for ‘Man of Steel,’ and then we moved on to ‘BvS’ and also, Zack developed the story for ‘Wonder Woman,’ which was leading up to the point of ‘Justice League,’ where the characters were going to come together.

I mean, this was a great hero’s journey, and a journey for these characters to be the characters that they are today. So not being able to complete his vision was extremely difficult. Our feeling is, we’re hoping that people don’t think about how this movie was made when they go to see it, because these characters are bigger than any director, they’re bigger than any of us. We love and adore these characters.”

Of the mish mashing of directorial styles, Roven tells Newsday that the film is directed by Zack but has “some influence” by Joss and while it’s the lightest DCEU film so far, it’s not a comedy. Reviews for the film go live from 2:50am US-EST on Wednesday next week.

You can watch the entire press conference below: