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How Joss Whedon is Completely Reshaping JUSTICE LEAGUE

When Joss Whedon joined the Justice League movie late in production, it was assumed that he would only direct and write a handful of new scenes to bring Zack Snyder‘s vision to the big screen. Two months later, it’s become clear that Whedon’s reshoots have gone far beyond the originally stated goals of the studio. The changes ahead are much bigger than simply erasing Henry Cavill’s mustache from another movie. Today’s Nerdist News is exploring the way that Whedon has reshaped the tone of the Justice League film and its signature heroes as well.

Join host and mother of all Mother Boxes, Jessica Chobot, as she runs down everything we currently know about Whedon’s reshoots. This week, director Joe Morton spoke to IGN about the changes that Whedon made regarding his onscreen son, Cyborg. Morton made it clear that his character, Silas Stone, has changed very little. However, Cyborg/Vic Stone is apparently becoming a much lighter character in Whedon’s version of the film.

The most recent trailer may have also shown off more of Whedon’s changes, with Wonder Woman front and center in the story as the characters dropped some of Whedon’s signature dialogue. Snyder’s chosen composer, Junkie XL, was also replaced by film legend Danny Elfman; which practically guarantees the finished movie will have more of a classical superhero score instead of the metal-inspired riffs favored by Junkie XL.

But perhaps the biggest change is the introduction of the Hall of Justice, the iconic headquarters of the League. That was reportedly left out of the first version of the movie, and it didn’t seem like it fit in with Snyder’s angry brooding heroes. But it may be perfect of Whedon’s more upbeat depiction of the League as individuals and as a team.

Are you excited about Whedon’s Justice League changes? Let’s discuss in the comment section below!

For more of Nerdist News, be sure to check out our looks at Gendry on Game of Thrones, The Last Jedi‘s Praetorian Guard, and Deadpool 2‘s Cable!

Images: Warner Bros. Pictures

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