Executives at Warner Bros. weren’t fans of Joss Whedon’s Justice League cut once it was finished and they realized what he had done.
Warner Bros. Executives Didn’t Like What Joss Whedon Did League of Justice. Zack Snyder, the architect of the DCEU, left League of Justice During post-production to deal with a family tragedy, he is no longer willing to fight corporate interests seeking to control his film. WB said that Snyder personally reached out to Whedon to help him finish the film, but that’s not the case. When Whedon joined, he was initially there to help finish League of Justice, but slowly WB gave Whedon more and more power over the final cut.
Version of League of Justice that fans finally saw in theaters was far from what Snyder had imagined and fans could tell. The response to the film was largely negative and the film failed to bring in the $ 1 billion gross box office that WB had hoped for. It also spurred fans of Snyder’s vision to start the now-mythical Snyder Cut campaign, which resulted in the studio allowing Snyder to finish his original vision for the film. Snyder’s Four Hour Cut League of Justice It is now scheduled to hit HBO Max on March 18 and it seems Warner Bros. would have been much happier with this version.
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In a comprehensive new look at the Snyder Cut campaign and Snyder’s legacy in the DCEU, a studio executive who requested anonymity revealed to Vanity fair that even the studio didn’t like what Whedon had done with the Snyder movie. The executive says attempts to inject humor and lightness into the film were met with round, blank eyes. In the end, the executives didn’t know what to do with League of Justice and they were taken aback by what they saw.
When we got to see what Joss actually did, it was amazing. The thief on the roof, so silly and horrible. The Russian family, so useless and pointless. They all knew it. It was so awkward because no one wanted to admit he was a piece of shit.
It seems that both Snyder fans and Warner Bros. executives were on the same page when it comes to Whedon’s version of the film. Almost everything about him failed, from attempting to shore up the inorganic chemistry within the team to injecting Whedon-style rehashed humor into what was supposed to be a darker version of the titular superhero squad. At this point, when the executives saw Whedon’s version of the movie, it was clearly too late to do anything about it.
However, the fact that WB executives now acknowledge the grave mistake they made is something of a vindication after years of pretending that the League of Justice that hit theaters was the one the studio wanted to see. Yet despite this, it seems that, more than anything, DC Films wants to move out of the Snyder era and look to the future. Zack snyder League of Justice has been described as a dead end for storytelling and, although the next film The flash could make canon of Snyder’s version, it’s still unclear how many shares WB wants to put into Snyder’s vision for the franchise.
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Source: Vanity fair
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