In the wake of more rumors, DC Films president Geoff Johns has been teasing fans about the Justice League reshoots. Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman released earlier this month to critical acclaim and overwhelming success at the worldwide box office, and now the next chapter in the DC Extended Universe unites the world's finest heroes -- currently consisting of Superman (Henry Cavill), Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Flash (Ezra Miller), and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) -- in Zack Snyder's Justice League.
Last month, it had been confirmed that Snyder had temporarily departed the project after suffering a personal tragedy, thereby leaving The Avengers director Joss Whedon in charge of completing the film's reshoots. Snyder had made the decision to leave the reshoots in Whedon's hands shortly after realized that leaving his family to go to England to film the extra scenes wasn't the right choice to make at the time. That's when Whedon stepped up to help out Snyder and the studio.
The fact that Snyder had left the project and Whedon stepped in caused some people online to believe that the former Marvel director would be conducting massive reshoots and effectively change the crux of the film. Those rumors were swiftly denied by sources and studio representatives. Now, in the wake of additional photography commencing in England, DC Films head honcho Geoff Johns has teased fans on Twitter with fake news regarding Justice League reshoots, revealing plans to incorporate both Spider-Man and Scooby-Doo in the upcoming film.
Did I mention we're going to put Spider-Man and Scooby Doo in it? https://t.co/ayKbTrGPeW
— Geoff Johns (@geoffjohns) June 15, 2017
It's no secret that Warner Bros. and the DC Extended Universe suffer from negative public relations. No matter how much they try to quell outlandish rumors, ridiculous reports that directly contradict official statements continue to spread. That's why Snyder had publicly revealed his decision to temporarily step away from the project -- and let Whedon take over for him -- because he was concerned about the "narratives" that people would create online. Despite doing so, people have still managed to perpetuate those narratives.
Instead of directly refuting those rumors (as Justice League producer Charles Roven has already done), Johns has decided to deny the rumors in a more comical fashion, by (falsely) confirming that not only is Whedon reshooting the entire film (and still managing to make the movie's fall release date), but that they're also including Spider-Man and Scooby-Doo (the latter of which they could technically do since the character is under Warner Bros.' control). As for the reshoots themselves, they are currently filming more scenes in Gotham as well as possibly fleshing out Wonder Woman's flashbacks.
Source: Geoff Johns
- Cyborg (2020) release date: Apr 03, 2020
- Wonder Woman (2017) release date: Jun 02, 2017
- Justice League (2017) release date: Nov 17, 2017
- Aquaman (2018) release date: Dec 21, 2018
- Shazam! (2019) release date: Apr 05, 2019
- Green Lantern Corps. (2020) release date: Jul 24, 2020