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If there's one upcoming blockbuster that has been chock full of drama and interesting developments, it's the DC Extended Universe's Justice League. Zack Snyder's team up film has been the subject of quite a bit of press. This all started with Joss Whedon taking over directing duties after Snyder dropped out after a family tragedy. While this was understandable enough, reports claimed that Whedon was making massive changes to the film. The process of reshoots is still happening, and now Whedon has been officially credited in yet another role for Justice League. Namely, Whedon is now listed as a screenwriter for the blockbuster.
This news comes to us from Warner Bros.' Fall Preview. Justice League's entry credited the full cast and crew, and Whedon was listed as a screenwriter alongside Chris Terrio. So in addition to taking over directing duties for Zack Snyder, Whedon is now likely changing the dialogue and overall narrative of the film.
Joss Whedon's growing influence over Justice League has been rumored for quite some time. As soon as he stepped in to take over for Zack Snyder, there were reports of the film taking a lighter tone. And since then, there have been innumerable reshoots for Justice League, likely because Whedon's vision for the completed film wasn't lining up with what they shot during principal photography. And now it looks like Whedon's trademark witty dialogue from Buffy and The Avengers will likely be apart of the finished Justice League film, thanks to his contribution as as co-screenwriter.
Some fans are worried that the combined visions of Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon will result in Justice League become a big disjointed. But other rumors claimed that the original Snyder cut was almost unwatchable, so perhaps Joss' sensibility will help to put the DCEU's big team-up movie back on the right track. If the shared universe is attempting to go a bit lighter and more comedic after the ultra-serious two installments that Snyder directed, then Whedon may be the right guy. But since he doesn't have complete control over Justice League, it seems possible that the film will be a strange mixture of both directors' work.
Joss Whedon's growing role in Justice League likely signals that Geoff Johns and the folks over at WB are happy with his work in the DCEU. This means big thing for the future of the infant shared universe. Whedon is currently set to helm a Batgirl movie, which is a perfect fit considering his penchant for strong female characters. And while he was formerly a Marvel director, helping Justice League finally get to theaters may begin a serious tenure at DC.
Justice League will arrive in theaters on November 17th, 2017. In the meantime, check out our 2017 premiere list to plan your next trip to the movies.