It’s a case of he said, they said, the studio said—and we just watched.
By now, you know the drama behind Justice League. It was Zack Snyder’s opus, interrupted by a personal tragedy. The official story is that he had to step away from the movie to take care of his family.
As a result, Warner Bros. brought in Joss Whedon to finish the movie. Whedon, fresh off two Avengers films, showed up and added more comedy to the final product. What was released was greeted lukewarmly by critics. Later, Snyder’s outspoken fans demanded the release of his cut, which actually happened, and delivered a much darker and longer vision.
In the midst of all that, there was a lot of finger-pointing. The cast talked about how much they hated Whedon, he got in trouble for his behavior on and off set, and the rumor mill began churning. Now, Whedon is speaking up.
In a new interview with New York magazine, Whedon claims that Warner Bros. brought him on for the specific task to “fix” Justice League and that they lost faith in Snyder long before the tragedy.
Author: Jason Hellerman
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