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Why Justice League Reshoots Haven't Happened Yet, According To The Producer

Aquaman Wonder Woman and Cyborg in Justice League

Reshoots are more common nowadays with Hollywood blockbusters, as studios often allot extra time to film long after principal photography concluded. Sometimes these reshoots are simply meant to strengthen the story, while other times they're used to abruptly shift course from the original vision of the movie. In any case, it was rumored earlier this month that Justice League was undergoing massive reshoots, but that was soon debunked. Now producer Charles Roven has clarified that Justice League is still in the middle of post-production, and reshoots at this moment wouldn't be possible anyway given all the actors' schedules. Roven explained:

We're just in the post-production process. That's where we are. We're in the middle of it, and I think it's pretty common knowledge that we're going to be doing some additional photography. The complications of trying to, you know---Henry [Cavill]'s on Mission: Impossible, and our Aquaman is making Aquaman, Amy [Adams]' doing Sharper Objects [sic]---so everybody's busy, and it's that crazy Rubix cube of trying to find a way of getting everybody in the place to do the work that we need to do. Which is not that vast, the amount of work that we have to do, but it's still really complicated that everybody's in different places around the world.

During last week's Wonder Woman junket, Collider received the above comment from Charles Roven about Justice League, which set the record straight on where the DC superhero team-up movie currently is in its creative process. Justice League's main shoot occurred last year from April 11 to October 14. As Roven pointed out, reshoots are scheduled for later in the year, but since some of the main actors are off working on other projects, it's impossible for them to all be gathered together right now.

While Justice League did reportedly go through some last-minute story changes following Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice's critical thrashing, there's been no indication that the movie is in any kind of serious trouble. Besides, there's still six months to go until its release, so Charles Roven, director Zack Snyder and the rest of the creative team to crack any particular problems they may be facing. As for when these reshoots will actually happen, that's not clear yet, but in order to make sure all the necessary actors would be around, they had to have scheduled the extra filming long in advance.

Following the events of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Justice League will see Batman and Wonder Woman recruiting Aquaman, Flash and Cyborg to help them fight Steppenwolf and his Parademon army, who have come to Earth in search of the three Mother Boxes. Superman will also be brought back into the proceedings following his death at the hands of Doomsday, though how he'll return to life is being wisely kept under wraps.

Justice League arrives in theaters on November 17.

Adam Holmes

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