Joss Whedon is hard at work on reshoots and editing to finish up Zack Snyder’s Justice League, and as expected, it sounds like the former Avengers director is bringing some of that light-hearted wit to the DCEU.
In an interview with IGN, Justice League co-star Joe Morton (Dr. Silas Stone) said he heard the reshoots were lightening up the tone of Justice League, specifically around the character of Ray Fisher’s Cyborg. Of course, Cyborg is a former high school athlete given cyborg superpowers, so it stands to reason he might be prone to crack a joke or two along the way. Hey, Ezra Miller’s Flash is going to need some help with the comedy relief, right?
Here’s an excerpt from his comments:
"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.”
Snyder left Justice League early due to a family tragedy, but if anyone can step into an awkward situation mid-stream through a tentpole film and come out the other side, it’s Whedon. His work at Marvel Studios honed his ability to juggle a whole lot of big characters, and we can’t wait to see the touches he brings to Justice League. Previous reports have indicated Whedon is adding in a lot of connective tissue between Snyder’s action set pieces, which certainly hits in his skill set.
Justice League opens November 17.
Do you think Justice League will turn out better after Whedon’s reshoots? Have some thoughts on Snyder's reportedly smaller role in the DCEU?