Zack Snyder has been through quite a bit these last couple months. Because of that, Justice League has been through the ringer as a project, as well. Reshoots (that were always planned) and post-production were being handled by one Joss Whedon. People wondered out loud how much of the film Whedon would alter. Now, we may have a partial answer.
According to the film’s official website, we now know officially that Justice league will be rated PG-13. On top of that, Snyder is listed as the sole credited director. Whedon is listed as co-writer along with Chris Terrio, but nowhere to be seen on the director’s side. To me, that means that this will be as close to a Snyder film as we can get without him actually finishing it.
To be honest, this makes me happy. The man has been through so very much, and he was so excited to get to this film. I find myself rooting for him. I didn’t hate Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice as much as most, and I thought Man of Steel was an interesting take on the Superman mythos. He seemed to be having more fun making this one than the others, as well. It is a real tragedy what happened in his personal life, with the death of his daughter. Hopefully what we see on screen is exactly what he envisioned.
Fueled 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.
Justice League opens on November 17th.