After Joss Whedon took over the reshoots and post-production work from Zack Snyder on “Justice League,” it didn’t take long for word to emerge that he was really rolling up his sleeves on the blockbuster. With $25 million being spent on weeks of new filming, these aren’t your standard pickups, and while it was ruled out early on that Whedon won’t be getting a director’s credit, his name will appear on screen when you see the movie this fall.
Warner Bros. recently released their fall preview, and Whedon is listed in the credit block for screenwriting on “Justice League.” Again, this isn’t a big surprise. The writer/director was said to be working on the “connective tissue” of the movie, namely, the scenes between the big action setpieces. And with characters and tone being tweaked, and a whole new ending being pulled together, it only makes sense that, in addition to earning a huge paycheck, Whedon sees his name up in lights. Here’s the nuts and bolts:
Director: Zack Snyder
Writers: Story by Chris Terrio & Zack Snyder, Screenplay by Chris Terrio and Joss Whedon
Based on characters from DC Entertainment, Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster
Producers: Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Jon Berg, Geoff Johns
Executive Producers: Jim Rowe, Wesley Coller, Curtis Kanemoto, Chris Terrio, Ben Affleck
Cast: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Raymond Fisher, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Putting his name on the movie also denotes some confidence from Whedon about the end result of the retooled movie. We’ll find out when “Justice League” opens on November 17th. [Collider]