Justice League stars Ben Affleck and Jared Leto were unable to film their scenes together as Batman and Joker due to COVID restrictions.
Deborah Snyder, producer of Zack Snyder’s Justice League, recently revealed that stars Ben Affleck and Jared Leto did not film their scenes together as Batman and Joker. The next movie, which is the director’s cut of 2017 League of Justice, boasts a four-hour runtime and reportedly offers a greater understanding of the central characters of the titular superhero group. Snyder’s cut represents an artistic reissue of the original. League of Justice, which was plagued with production problems and debuted to mixed reviews, ultimately failing to deliver the expected returns at the box office.
During the initial production of League of Justice In 2016, the script reportedly underwent multiple alterations. After filming, Snyder eventually withdrew from the project after a family tragedy. When Joss Whedon took over as his replacement, he revised much of the script and oversaw new recordings that incorporated a lighter narrative tone as well as reduced lengthy runtime. Then League of Justice Released to the negative press, fans, cast and crew requested the release of a version that more closely aligned with Snyder’s original cinematic vision. In 2020, Warner Bros. affirmed the decision and funded the re-cut of Zack Snyder’s Justice League.
While talking to CINE Magazine, Producer Deborah Snyder shared the difficulties of filming a movie in the midst of COVID, noting that Affleck and Leto were unable to physically film their scene in the same location. In the interview, he explained the general production process:
“The difficult thing was that we only shot for three days. We shot the Batman-Joker scene and then did a couple of pickups. But literally no one was together. It was difficult from a scheduling point of view, and it was also difficult to plan because everyone is starting to film again after COVID. But we were still figuring out what the restrictions were and how to do it safely. “
While it is challenging to film, Zack Snyder’s Justice League is still highly anticipated by fans of the DCEU. Although the story follows the same basic outline as the previous cut, it also promises to weave in a deeper world-building sense, populating the DC universe with new characters and intricate backstories. In interviews, Snyder has argued that his film does not use Whedon’s continuity. League of JusticeInstead, it follows a modified timeline. During the press tour of Wonder Woman 1984 Director Patty Jenkins said she believes all of DC’s directors have ignored Whedon’s interpretation of the iconic Justice League, opting instead to view Snyder’s story as canon.
Considering the long and complicated journey that Zack Snyder’s Justice League has been through, it will no doubt be intriguing to witness audiences respond to his carefully crafted magna. For viewers disappointed by the hasty construction of 2017 League of Justice, this updated version at least seems to harbor greater narrative foresight and respect for beloved DCEU characters. As Snyder has pointed out, he hopes his new film will soon erase Whedon’s version of Frankenstein. Hopefully, Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman, The Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg will finally have a chance to do their story justice.
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Source: CINE Magazine
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