Joss Whedon Was Already Working On JUSTICE LEAGUE Before Zack Snyder Stepped Away From The Film

Joss Whedon Was Already Working On JUSTICE LEAGUE Before Zack Snyder Stepped Away From The Film

The news that Joss Whedon was going to finish additional scenes for Justice League in the wake of Zack Snyder's departure seemed to come out of nowhere, but new info paints a different picture.

Fans were understandably shocked when it was announced that Avengers director Joss Whedon was going to take over for Justice League reshoots when Zack Snyder was forced to step away in the wake of his daughter Autumn's tragic suicide, but it turns out this development wasn't as sudden or out-of-the-blue as we originally thought.

Variety caught up with producer Charles Roven at the Wonder Woman premiere in LA last night to ask him about the whole situation, and according to him, Whedon was already working on the movie when Snyder convinced him to finish it in his absence:



"We were saddened by the events that caused Zack Snyder and Deborah Snyder to have to leave and turn the reins over to Joss Whedon. He was already working with us on some of the scenes for the additional photography that we’re gonna be doing shortly, and it was fortunate that Zack convinced him, and he agreed to step in and finish the movie, help Zack finish his vision, and we’re excited about that."

As we already know, Whedon is going to direct Batgirl for Warner Bros., and this would seem to confirm that they'd already begun collaborating. Perhaps Justice League will contain a little nod or reference to Barbara Gordon that will help set-up her solo outing?

We'll find out when the movie hits theaters this November, but in the meantime be sure to share your thoughts on this surprising news in the comments section.
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