As ‘Justice League’ draws closer and closer, stories of what Joss Whedon’s role is have changed drastically. In the beginning Whedon was only there to see Zack Snyder’s vision through till the end.
“We’re not introducing any new characters. It’s the same characters in some new scenes. He’s handing a baton to Joss, but the course has really been set by Zack. I still believe that despite this tragedy, we’ll still end up with a great movie.”
As time has gone on, more and more has began to re-shape in the world of DCEU. First, with the appointment of composer Danny Elfman, now word has it, the film’s darker tone is set to be lightened up, along with tonal changes to the character of Cyborg, who was originally said to be a major key to the film.
Actor Joe Morton who plays Cyborg’s father in the film, inventor Dr. Silas Stone, had this to say about the changes, in a recent interview with IGN:
IGN: Did you work on the Joss Whedon portion of filming that’s been going on or were you strictly on the Zack Snyder portion of the shoot?
Joe Morton: No, I did some reshoots with Joss.
IGN: Can you say what’s different? Is there’s any difference in tone?
Morton: Well, the stuff that I had to do were just really small little bits and pieces, nothing necessarily having to do with tone. I know that with Ray [Fisher], the young man who plays [Cyborg], there were some adjustments that they made in terms of the tone of that character. I think what I heard was that there was a need from the studio to lighten up the film in a way, that the film felt too dark. I don’t know what that meant in terms of how it actually got translated in terms of the reshoots but that’s what I heard. That’s what I thought some of the reshoots were about.
Plot SummaryFueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s (Henry Cavill) selfless act, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly awakened enemy. Despite the formation of an unprecedented league of heroes — Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash — it may be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.