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Back in March it was revealed that Joss Whedon is making the jump from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to the DC Extended Universe in order to direct a Batgirl movie, while he has also since stepped in to complete Justice League after Zack Snyder was forced to pull out of the DC team-up following the passing of his daughter.
Fan favourite Whedon is certainly a big coup for DC, and during an interview with Variety, DC Films’ co-chief Jon Berg has been discussing his excitement about bringing the Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron helmer into the Dceu fold:
“He’s a big part already,” said Berg. “We love him. He’s a great partner, collaborator; we want him to be ensconced. We bring people by, have general meetings and talk about comics and their favorite superhero movies. With Joss, he saw the master board, and he saw a Batgirl title and he said, ‘You guys seriously want to do Batgirl?’ And we said, ‘Absolutely.’ He said, ‘That’s my jam.’”
See Also: Nine Actresses Who Could Play Batgirl in the Dceu
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Justice League will reunite Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice stars Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Jason Mamoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta and Robin Wright as General Antiope alongside J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) as Commissioner Gordon, Amber Heard (The Danish Girl) as Mera, Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man) as Vulko, Kiersey Clemons (Dope) as Iris West, Ciaran Hinds (Game of Thrones) as Steppenwolf, and Julian Lewis Jones (Stella) and Michael McElhatton (Game of Thrones) in as-yet-unrevealed roles. »
- Gary Collinson
Comic book movie fans were excited when it was announced that Joss Whedon was directing Batgirl a few months ago. The writer/director had previously worked closely with Marvel and helmed two Avengers movies for them, so it was a big deal for him to hop over to DC (though it came with Kevin Feige’s blessing). More recently, it was announced that Whedon would be taking over the reigns on Justice League as well, after Zack Snyder had to pull out due to a family tragedy.
It seems that Whedon has quickly become very cosy with Warner Bros. and DC, then, and when Variety spoke to head honchos Jon Berg and Geoff Johns in a recent interview, the talk quickly turned to Whedon’s increasing role in the DC Extended Universe. Not surprisingly, Berg seems to be very pleased with the director’s work so far and confirmed that »
- Christian Bone
Jon Berg and Geoff Johns are riding high. The two men, whose job is to oversee the DC film universe for Warner Bros., are basking in the glow of the critical and commercial success of “Wonder Woman.” Berg is a veteran producer whose credits include “Elf” and “Out of Time,” while Johns is deeply enmeshed in DC lore, having written for the likes of “Green Lantern” and “Aquaman” in addition to guiding the company’s television efforts.
They spoke with Variety about what’s next for “Wonder Woman,” their reaction to the poor reviews for “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Suicide Squad,” and why there will be more female superheroes and villains in upcoming DC films.
Why did audiences embrace “Wonder Woman”?
Berg: It’s a fun movie. It’s positive and optimistic. »
- Brent Lang
After first hearing that Joss Whedon will serve as a closer of sorts, replacing Zack Snyder for reshoots and the remainder of post-production, those looking forward to Justice League must brace themselves because another major change in personnel has gone down. Don’t worry, though, because, like the one we just mentioned, it’ll likely instill you with confidence.
As it turns out, Junkie Xl (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) is out as composer and Danny Elfman is in. Yes, this has come out of nowhere, but when you consider that Elfman was responsible for the music heard in Batman and Batman Returns – both of which remain two of the best superhero soundtracks to this day, at least in my opinion – the news should bring a smile to your face, right? But, if you need a little more assurance, know that his resume also includes heavy hitters in the genre such as Spider-Man, »
- Eric Joseph
Joseph Baxter Jun 16, 2017
Justice League, Warner Bros. and DC Comics’ superhero ensemble effort, has a daunting task ahead if it wishes to match the financial and artistic benchmark achieved by Marvel Studios’ Avengers films. However, the score for the burgeoning super-team film should be more than adequately covered with the acquisition of replacement composer Danny Elfman.
According to THR, a shakeup from Justice League’s relief director Joss Whedon – who recently stepped in Zack Snyder after the completion of principal photography, due to tragic circumstances - will not only see some London-based reshoots, but a changing of musical visionaries. Under the directorial stewardship of Whedon, Justice League will see a major personnel change, with Danny Elfman stepping in for the previously tapped Antionius Tom Holkenborg, an experienced talent in his own right, who operates under the name Junkie Xl. »
According to the Hollywood Reporter, famed composer Danny Elfman will provide the score for DC’s upcoming Justice League for the additional scenes being shot. He will replace Antonius Tom Holkenberg who had been working with Zack Snyder. Holkenborg, who is perhaps better known as JunkieXL, and provided the music for last year’s Batman v Superman and Deadpool, is said to be headed over to work on the score for Tomb Raider. Speaking with the outlet, Holkenborg shared some advice he received from Hans Zimmer.
"As my mentor Hans Zimmer told me — you haven't made it in Hollywood as a composer until you get replaced on a project. So I guess [I] finally graduated this week. It pains me to leave the project, but a big thanks to Zack for asking me to part of his vision, and I wish Danny, Joss and Warner Bros all the best with Justice League. »
- Seth McDonald
It was announced yesterday that Danny Elfman would be replacing Junkie Xl on Justice League, as Joss Whedon takes over the movie’s reshoots in London. It comes off the back of rumours that Whedon’s reshoots are larger than the “standard pickups” Warner Bros. said they were, suggesting the film will be completely different to how it is now when it’s released in November.
Taking to Twitter, Junkie Xl – who worked with Zack Snyder on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – said, “You haven’t made it in Hollywood as a composer until you get replaced on a project.” He adds: “It pains me to leave the project, but a big thanks to Zack for asking me to be part of his vision, and I wish Danny [Elfman], Joss [Whedon] and Warner Bros all the best with Justice League.”
— Tom Holkenborg (@Junkie_XL) June »
- Luke Owen
With Zack Snyder recently stepping down as director of the DC Extended Universe team-up flick, Justice League, fans have started to question just how much of the film will ultimately change in light of this changing of hands to Avengers helmer Joss Whedon. Given the track record of the DC Extended Universe so far (in both fan and critical reception -- excluding the more recent Wonder Woman), fans’ knee-jerk reaction is to expect the worse — that Whedon will lead to great, unexpected change to the important flick.
When a knee-jerk reaction like this takes hold, it’s important that we take a step back and look at all the evidence at hand before moving forward. In this piece, we’ll try and walk through the evidence, the statements, the rumors, and try to come up with an idea of what we can expect.
How Whedon Was Brought On
In the »
- Joseph Medina
Note: For simplicity’s sake, whenever the term “reshoots” is used, unless otherwise stated, assume that it’s a catchall term that includes pick-ups, additional photography, and the standard reshooting of scenes.
In weeks past, there have been some rumors regarding the state of the DC Extended Universe — namely, the status of their upcoming team-up film, Justice League. Extensive reshoots and additionally photography have, perhaps wrongly, been correlated with bad movies, and while reshoots have been a standard practice for films in the past decade or so, it still seems to give audiences some concern.
Now, a report from Batman-On-Film seems to back up the rumors of extensive additional photography. According to the outlet, said photography has commenced in London with Joss Whedon at the helm. Their source has stated that these reshoots will be “significant,” though we can likely argue back and forth on what that really means. They »
- Joseph Medina
Author: Josh Wilding
There have been rumblings lately that Justice League will undergo reshoots this summer and as is so often the case with movies like this one, that’s led to inaccurate reports that it somehow spells doom for the highly anticipated DC Comics adaptation. Well, more details have been revealed this morning, but the story behind them is, unfortunately, a tragic one.
Justice League director Zack Snyder has confirmed that he is stepping away from Justice League for its post-production process to deal with the death of Autumn Snyder. The twenty-year-old committed suicide back in March but that had been kept private until now.
The movie was put on a two-week hiatus and Warner Bros. offered to delay the release date, but Snyder refused and has now handed the reigns over to Joss Whedon. He had written new scenes which were going to shot during reshoots but will direct them now too. »
- Josh Wilding
Lrm reported earlier today that Zack Snyder is stepping down as director of Justice League in order to take care of family issues relating to his daughter tragically committing suicide. According to our earlier article, Snyder had watched an early cut of the movie and decided the movie needed some extra scenes. With Joss Whedon on board the new Batgirl movie, he utilized Whedon to write the new scenes and ultimately helm the direction of what he wrote.
For as much criticism Zack Snyder I feel deservedly gets for his missteps in Man of Steel and Batman V. Superman, I applaud the man for taking time off to be with his family in their time of need. As a father myself, I wouldn't want to imagine the pain he must be going through at a time like this. No parent should have to outlive their child. We at Lrm wish Mr. »
- Tim Jousma
Zack Snyder has stepped down from directing Justice League after the sad loss of his daughter Autumn, who committed suicide earlier this year. The film is currently in post-production and is set for a release in November of this year.
Autumn, Snyder’s daughter from his previous marriage to Denise Weber, one of four children from the relationship, took her life back in March. Yesterday, Snyder released the following statement.
“In my mind, I thought it was a cathartic thing to go back to work, to just bury myself and see if that was way through it. The demands of this job are pretty intense. It is all consuming. And in the last two months, I’ve come to »
- Paul Heath
The filmmaker's daughter, Autumn Snyder, committed suicide in March at the age of 20. Her sudden death has been kept fairly private to the family's inner circle.
"In my mind, I thought it was a cathartic thing to go back to work, to just bury myself and see if that was the way through it," an emotional Snyder said on Monday during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. "The demands of this job are pretty intense. It is all consuming. And in the last two months I've come to the realization …I’ve decided to take a step back from the movie to be with my family, be with my kids, who really need me. They are all »
Zack Snyder has announced that he is stepping down from the upcoming Justice League movie to spend time with his family after a heartbreaking tragedy. Rumors of rewrites and reshoots have been plaguing Justice League for weeks, even after reports that the movie had yet to even start any reshoots. But in the grand scheme of things, it doesn't matter. Sometimes the truth is a bitter pill to swallow and all fun and games and speculation get thrown out the window. In a shocking move, it has been announced that Zack Snyder will hand the reigns over to Batgirl director Joss Whedon to complete Justice League as he deals with personal reasons.
Snyder and his wife sat down in his Warner Bros. office with Hollywood Reporter and told them that his daughter died by suicide in March at the age of 20. Nobody should have to go through what Snyder and family are going through, »
Some very sad news this evening, as Zack Snyder has announced that he is stepping down from Warner Bros.’ upcoming superhero blockbuster Justice League following the death of his daughter Autumn Snyder. Joss Whedon, director of Marvel’s The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron, it set to finish the film ahead of its November release date.
THR is reporting that Autumn committed suicide in March, and although the filmmaker was initially keen to return to work following a two-week break on the production, he and his wife and producing partner Deborah Snyder have now decided to step away in order to deal with the immediate effects of the tragedy.
“In my mind, I thought it was a cathartic thing to go back to work, to just bury myself and see if that was way through it,” said Snyder. “The demands of this job are pretty intense. It is all consuming. »
- Gary Collinson
According to a report from THR Zack Snyder is stepping down as director of Justice League during the post-production and reshoot phase of the film. Given all the verbal abuse Snyder gets online these days, it may be easy to think that Snyder stepped down over disagreements with Warner Bros. However, that is not at all the case.
Snyder has stepped down to deal with a family tragedy. Back in March, the filmmaker’s daughter committed suicide, and Snyder has decided to take this time to focus on grieving and healing with his family.
“In my mind, I thought it was a cathartic thing to go back to work, to just bury myself and see if that was way through it. The demands of this job are pretty intense. It is all consuming. And in the last two months I’ve come to the realization …I’ve decided to take »
- Joseph Medina
The Hollywood Reporter brings word this evening that Joss Whedon (The Avengers, Batgirl) will shepherd Justice League through post-production now that Zack Snyder has stepped down in light of a family tragedy.
Snyder and his wife/creative partner Deborah Snyder – a producer on the DC ensemble film – are both taking a break from Warner’s shared universe following the sudden death of Zack’s daughter, Autumn Snyder, who took her own life at age 20 only two months ago. Per THR, it’s understood that her death had been kept relatively private up until now, and only close friends and family were aware of the situation.
The family tragedy resulted in a two-week delay for production on Justice League, and in a candid interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Zack Snyder conceded that his knee-jerk reaction was to delve straight back into work in order to grapple with the crippling sense of grief. »
- Michael Briers
Here’s the latest episode of the 365Flicks podcast, part of the ever-growing podcast roster here on Nerdly. If you haven’t heard the show yet, you can check out previous episodes on Podomatic and Libsyn, whilst we’ll be featuring each and every new episode as it premieres.
365Flicks Podcast – Episode 75: Boar Spunk, Guardians 2 & Ghost In The Shell, News, Just The Pilot, Top5 Hidden Gems
Finally the lads are back in Site A… The Podcave… The Fortress of Poditude. and we are choc full with all our goodness. Starting with our usual intro and top Bants but the lads forget the Pimpage, We move straight into our long awaited Just the Pilot section in which we talk about the Frontier Pilot and if we would keep on watching it… Next show we will be watching just the Pilot of is Taken… Why not have a watch also?
- Phil Wheat
Joss Whedon turned up at the world premiere of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 last night where he caught up with the world’s press. The Avengers and Avengers: Age Of Ultron director will slip across to DC for his next big superhero film, Batgirl. More on the Joss Whedon Batgirl news below.
Of course, the press had a lot to ask Whedon about his next film, which is currently in the writing stage, and who may play the title character. Here’s what he had to say to to Variety.
“I have so many things to say about her, I’m very excited to see a girl in the cowl. [Casting wise] I don’t have my eye on anybody. »
- Paul Heath
Following the exciting rumors that The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron director Joss Whedon will be writing, producing, and directing a Batgirl movie for the Dceu, Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins has offered her thoughts on the situation.
Speaking to the Toronto Sun, Jenkins enthusiastically stated: “I don’t even know if that deal is done or not – I don’t have the inside scoop on that, but if it is done, then I’m excited about it. I think it’s super exciting, the tone of Joss’ work is great for female superheroes. He takes such a fun approach and I think he’ll have fun in the DC universe, which will be excited to have him.”
Although Whedon has proven he is capable of directing big-budget superhero blockbusters, he is of »
- Robert Kojder
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