Justice League New Scenes Reshoot in October And Budget Set For $70 Million
Zack Snyder will film new scenes for his Justice League director's cut after all. A new report says that Snyder is planning a one-week reshoot in October for the much-talked-about “Snyder Cut” that will involve Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne / Batman, Henry Cavill as Clark Kent / Superman, Gal Gadot as Diana / Wonder Woman, and Ray Fisher as Victor Stone / Cyborg. There's no mention of Jason Momoa's Arthur Curry / Aquaman and Ezra Miller's Barry Allen / The Flash, suggesting that the new Zack Snyder's Justice League scenes don't include them.
This goes against what Snyder and HBO Max (the exclusive US home for Snyder Cut) had originally said, when Zack Snyder's Justice League was announced back in May. While Warner Bros. Pictures and HBO Max — sister companies under the WarnerMedia umbrella — had reportedly committed to spend over $20–$30 million (about Rs. 150–225 crores) to help Snyder complete his version of Justice League, the money was said to go towards visual effects, background score, and new dialogues (if required). Now it seems that while working on it, Snyder has realised that a bit of filming is required.
Still, a week worth's of reshoots is hardly a big deal, given big-budget movies such as Justice League don't tend to film more than a minute or two of the script per day. What's more interesting here though is the presence of Fisher, given he's currently involved in a back-and-forth brawl of words with WarnerMedia. Fisher alleges that Justice League replacement director Joss Whedon, former DC Entertainment president Geoff Johns, and former DC Films chief Jon Berg created an atmosphere of abuse and misconduct on set in 2017, after Snyder had left due to a family tragedy.
Zack Snyder's Justice League will release in 2021, as a four-hour miniseries on HBO Max.