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'Justice League' reshoots extensive; Up: Cavill comments on 'stache

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http://variety.com/2017/film/news/justice-league-reshoots-1202502433/

Warner Bros. and DC are spending big money to ensure that ”Justice League" builds on the creative success of ”Wonder Woman" instead of serving up a ”Suicide Squad"-style disappointment.

The studio is spending approximately $25 million on extensive reshoots that have dragged on for roughly two months in London and Los Angeles, according to multiple insiders. Like ”The Avengers," ”Justice League" centers on a group of superheroes who band together to save the world. The ensemble nature of the comic book movie, and the fact that its cast includes several of the most in-demand actors working in Hollywood today, is creating scheduling headaches that has prolonged the shooting.

It's standard for big Hollywood movies to schedule a few weeks of pick-up work, but the cost and time allotted to the work on ”Justice League" is raising some eyebrows. Reshoots, or additional photography to use the preferred studio nomenclature, traditionally cost between $6 million to $10 million, and rarely have to juggle so many competing schedules. They typically last a week or two.

Though stars like Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot, who play Batman and Wonder Woman, aren't working on any other projects at the moment, enabling them to be on call for the filming, other cast members such as Ezra Miller and Henry Cavill have been scrambling to accommodate the additional photography.

Miller is reprising his ”Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" role in the film's sequel, which started filming earlier this summer. Sources indicate that since that is also a Warner Bros. property, scheduling has been easier. The studio has gone out of its way to make him available, but his growing role in the world of wizarding series has made it difficult for him to suit up as the Flash on the same days that other co-stars are available.

Cavill's issues are even more thorny. ”Justice League's" Man of Steel had expected to be able to finish shooting the sixth ”Mission: Impossible" film before needing to don Superman's spandex again. That has not been the case, however, as the new scenes that are being shot have required him to jump back and forth from each production. Because of this, a mustache he grew for his character in the ”Mission Impossible" sequel will have to be digitally removed in post-production. Paramount, which is distributing the ”Mission: Impossible" sequel, would not allow Cavill to shave the facial hair while production was taking place.

Then there is the question of crediting. Joss Whedon has now spent months overseeing the project, but he will not recieve a co-directing credit, according to an insider. Whedon stepped in to handle the reshoots and finish the film this spring after director Zack Snyder publicly excused himself from the project, following his daughter's suicide in March. Whedon won't just be rewarded with a fat paycheck. He may get a producing credit or a screenplay credit. There's some precedent. Tony Gilroy, who stepped in for director Gareth Edwards to oversee reshoots for ”Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," earned a screenwriting credit.

Sources say ”Justice League" reshoots have been used to punch up the 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.

More at the link.

These reshoots sound way more extensive than originally thought.
 
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Hopefully this all works out...

I believe in you Joss. Hot Take: I liked Age of Ultron.

If nothing else, I just hope the movie does not infuriate me like BvS and Suicide Squad.
 

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I look forward to this digitally removed moustache.

If somehow someone puts a gun to my head and forces me to watch this movie.
 

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So basically it sounds like Snyder's version of the movie was a mess and Whedon is going to be fixing it up, and not getting a big payday or much official credit for it.
 

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Retitled as Wonder Women and Friends
 

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Kind of expected. They were scrambling on reshoots earlier, and i expected that they would scramble harder when 1) Snyder left the picture (always bears restressing that this does not justify the tragedy that caused him to leave. I can't imagine a parent having to go through worse than that) and 2) when Wonder Woman blew up, meaning that the reshoots have only had cause to accelerate in pace since May.
 

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Seems like Whedon's overhauling everything--reshooting connective tissue makes sense as Snyder's setpieces are always good, it's everything else that falls flat.

Also, Fantastic Beasts spoilers
I thought Ezra Miller's character died in the first movie.

Edit: Also, the movie releases in, what, four months? Seems a bit late to be trying to fit things together.
 

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Almost every time we go through this it turns out to be not a big deal. See:
Rogue One
Wonder Woman

Suicide Squad?

The whole point with RO and WW is the reshoots were normal and punched out of proportion by the media. The point here (as it was with Suicide Squad) is they're not normal.
 

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Suicide Squad?

The whole point with RO and WW is the reshoots were normal and punched out of proportion by the media. The point here (as it was with Suicide Squad) is they're not normal.

2/3 isn't a bad score

Plus there were very little reshoots (more like pick up shooting) with WW as the movie remained mostly the same on a structure level
 

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The set pieces Snyder shot are said to be usable, but Whedon has been working on “connective tissue” that was needed to link sequences.

Sounds like Snyder alright!

Because of this, a mustache he grew for his character in the “Mission Impossible” sequel will have to be digitally removed in post-production.

Hahahaha.
 

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I mean it sounds like they need more character moments... and if you can't get all 6 of them together much... it would be a headache to film

Like it doesn't sound as bad as one would think, but could be my take
 

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Seems like Whedon's overhauling everything--reshooting connective tissue makes sense as Snyder's setpieces are always good, it's everything else that falls flat.

Also, Fantastic Beasts spoilers
I thought Ezra Miller's character died in the first movie.

Edit: Also, the movie releases in, what, four months? Seems a bit late to be trying to fit things together.
Reformed and stepped on a boat in a deleted scene.
 

Killer Queen

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Suicide Squad?

The whole point with RO and WW is the reshoots were normal and punched out of proportion by the media. The point here (as it was with Suicide Squad) is they're not normal.
These reshoots are normal, but they're already being blown out of proportion in this thread, and it's pretty generally accepted that Suicide Squad got torn up in the editing room and with the script. Reshoots had nothing to do with it.
 

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Suicide Squad?

The whole point with RO and WW is the reshoots were normal and punched out of proportion by the media. The point here (as it was with Suicide Squad) is they're not normal.

RO reshoots were not normal. They cut a lot of that movie out, hence why a pretty large amount of footage in the trailers wasn't in the final movie.

These reshoots are normal, but they're already being blown out of proportion in this thread, and it's pretty generally accepted that Suicide Squad got torn up in the editing room and with the script. Reshoots had nothing to do with it.

It was torn up both with reshoots and editing. They had to reframe the Harley/Joker relationship, and they couldn't just do that with existing footage.
 

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There has never been good project when the phrase "connective tissue" is used to describe some part of it
 

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The scheduling issues are giving me Season 4 Arrested Development vibes.

Still, reshoots feel like they've improved more films than they've destroyed at this point. And Joss is the right guy to have on this property.

Cyborg effing answered these rumor mongering folks, saying that the reshoots have been super brief at SDCC 2017
Yes, let's take the word of an actor parroting the studio's PR line over actual inside sources and information.
 

ultracal31

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I mean it sounds like they need more character moments... and if you can't get all 6 of them together much... it would be a headache to film

Like it doesn't sound as bad as one would think, but could be my take

Pretty much this

Reshoots being expensive is the main takeaway here with difficulties getting actors who are busy with other projects
 

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Cavill’s issues are even more thorny. “Justice League’s” Man of Steel had expected to be able to finish shooting the sixth “Mission: Impossible” film before needing to don Superman’s spandex again. That has not been the case, however, as the new scenes that are being shot have required him to jump back and forth from each production. Because of this, a mustache he grew for his character in the “Mission Impossible” sequel will have to be digitally removed in post-production. Paramount, which is distributing the “Mission: Impossible” sequel, would not allow Cavill to shave the facial hair while production was taking place.

Can't wait
 

Salty Rice

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Some people are overreacting.

Extensive reshoots dont need to be a bad thing.

I expected this since the director changed and Joss wants to include some stuff he wants to see in it.
 

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Honestly I prefer this especially if it means fixing some of Zack Synder's issues (I'm not a fan of Synder's directing)