“Zack Snyder’s Justice League” Planning Reshoots With Original Cast
If there was one thing that seemed certain about Zack Snyder’s Justice League—and not much did—it was that there would be no reshoots. When the world learned that the long-awaited Snyder Cut was really coming to HBO Max, we weren’t sure in precisely what form (we know now—in 4 installments), or when, but we were told that Snyder would use existing material, special effects, and additional dialogue recording to unveil his vision for the film he never got to make. (In case you’re foggy on those details, Snyder had to leave his work on the original Justice League due to a family tragedy, and the film was completed by Joss Whedon.) Thanks to The Hollywood Reporter, we now know that Snyder is actually going to get to shoot some brand new footage with most of the original cast after all.
THR reports that the Snyder will bring back Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, and Ray Fisher as Cyborg for what’s expected to be about a week-long shoot. Fisher, it must be noted, alleged that Whedon was engaged in misconduct during the original Justice League shoot, and that misconduct is currently under investigation.
The fact that this new shoot is only expected to last a week means that Snyder appears to be patching up a few pieces of the film, rather than attempting to pull off something larger. Hopefully, this also means he’s closer to finishing the Justice League miniseries than we originally thought. It’s also interesting that Jason Momoa isn’t coming back for the reshoot—one imagines Snyder has enough Aquaman footage to work with, as well as the fact that keeping this mini-production down to as few people as possible is sensible in our pandemic era.
We’ll find out one day next year what kind of new footage Snyder captures—Zack Snyder’s Justice League is due to hit HBO Max at some point in 2021.
Featured image: Zack Snyder’s Justice League is coming to HBO Max in 2021. Courtesy HBO Max/Warner Bros.