Earlier this summer it was reported that the upcoming Justice League reshoots would be “significant”, and now Variety is reporting the same thing in a big piece about what’s going on with Joss Whedon and the cast.
Variety says that Warner Bros. is spending $25 million on the Justice League reshoots, and that they’ve been going on for two months now in both Los Angeles and London. Reshoots typically cost between $6 and $10 million and only last for a couple of weeks.
And then there are the scheduling conflicts. Variety says that Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot’s schedules are free, so they haven’t run into many issues. Ezra Miller on the other hand has been going back and forth between Justice League and the sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
And then there’s Henry Cavill, who has had the biggest problems so far. Cavill is still in the middle of shooting Paramount’s Mission: Impossible 6, which he had to grow a mustache for. Paramount will not allow him to shave the mustache as he goes back to shoot more Justice League scenes, so it will have to be digitally removed during post-production. That’s something that’s sure to make the Blu-ray extras entertaining — Superman with a mustache!
Joss Whedon, who stepped up at the last minute to finish Justice League for Zack Snyder in order to hit the November 17th release date, has been overseeing the project for months. Variety says Whedon probably won’t receive co-director credit, but will likely receive a producer or screenplay credit. Whedon was originally hired to write additional scenes for Justice League, before being asked to direct as well.
Lastly, Variety says the new scenes being shot are to add more dialogue. “Whedon, the director of ‘The Avengers,’ is well respected for his ability to create memorably wry exchanges between his characters. The set pieces Snyder shot are said to be usable, but Whedon has been working on “connective tissue” that was needed to link sequences,” they report.