Justice League is movie rolling in with a lot of baggage. On top of being part of a DC Extended Universe that isn’t exactly hitting home runs (with one exception), there is a lot of pressure on this movie to be a knockout — or at least a contender. This was even before the Snyder family suffered a terrible tragedy and had to step away from the project. They have come back for the press tour, though, and during one in London, Deborah Snyder told Screen Rant that the focus should be on the heroes and not the directors.
“For us this whole thing is bitter sweet because we have been working on this franchise for the past, you know, almost 8 years when we started developing the script for Man of Steel, and then moved on to BvS and also Zack developed the story for Wonder Woman, which was leading up to the point of Justice League, where these characters were finally going to come together, I mean this was a really great heroes journey and journey for these characters to be the characters that they are today, so not being able to complete his vision was extremely difficult, so that makes it hard, but we were lucky that we already had Joss working on script pages, and, you know, our feeling is that we’re hoping people don’t think about how the movie was made when they went to see it because these characters are bigger than any director. They’re bigger than any of us, and we love and adore these characters, and we love and adore all these people here.”
The Snyders have put a lot of work into the DCEU, but the fact that they were willing to temporarily walk away from the project to heal is important. This movie is going to be a rough one to review because there is a lot of unpack here. We can just hope it all comes together in the end.
Summary: 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.
Justice League, directed by Zack Snyder, stars Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, and Henry Cavill. It will be released on November 17th.
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