Justice League's reshoot locations in the United Kingdom hint at scenes taking place at Wayne Manor. Currently overseen by Joss Whedon after original helmer Zack Snyder had to step down from directorial duties due to a personal tragedy, the DC Extended Universe project is set to bring together Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), The Flash (Ezra Miller), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and Superman (Henry Cavill) as they try to save mankind collectively for the first time against Steppenwolf and his army of Parademons.
It is no secret that the film has been plagued with several setbacks even before the directorial switch took place. Now with just a few months before the film's roll-out in November, reshoots are still in progress. After the cast's (except for Cavill) successful presentation at Hall H over the weekend for San Diego Comic-Con - which saw the debut of a new Justice League trailer, most of them are supposedly back on set to finish additional work on the much-anticipated DC superhero team-up project.
Batman Notes shared set photos of two new reshoot sites in the United Kingdom including Southill Estate in Bedfordshire. The aesthetic of the sprawling property is very reminiscent of the Wayne Manor causing fans to immediately assume that it is a stand-in for the family-owned mansion. Further fueling the speculations is the recent spotting of Affleck in the area.
The second location is the brick covered Shorts Building where the crew was snapped while hard at work in setting up the place for scheduled filming. On top of the structure's front doorway, there is a sign that reads “Lakeview Apartments” which could mean that one of the members of the League is living in the property, possibly Barry Allen.
Prior to filming in the two new aforementioned venues, shooting supposedly took/is taking place at the Southill Lake and Woods and given the site's water access, it could potentially be for new Aquaman close-up shots. Although, it is important to note that since the lake is part of the massive lot where the earlier mentioned manor in Southill Park is located, the scenes being shot may be connected to Bruce.
This massive additional work is reportedly causing some problems at Warner Bros. On top of the recently controversial Cavill mustache kerfuffle due to the actor's filming conflict with Paramount's Mission: Impossible 6, the extended reshoots being done on Justice League is costing the film studio an extra $25 million - a significantly high price compared to the usual backup budget reshoots have for just $10 million.
Provided that the Whedon reshoots are being done on location instead of just on a closed-off set, it is not difficult to imagine Justice League's budget growing rapidly. That said, the visuals that these sites offer seem to add to the visual appeal of the film with its sweeping landscape and realistic set pieces.
Source: Batman Notes
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- Aquaman (2018) release date: Dec 21, 2018
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- Cyborg (2020) release date: Apr 03, 2020
- Green Lantern Corps. (2020) release date: Jul 24, 2020