JL Reshoots? You Betcha!
Author: Bill "Jett" Ramey (@BATMANONFILM)
Date: June 5, 2017

Ready to hang ten, big kahuna?

It has come to my attention that that my recent report on the status of JUSTICE LEAGUE has come under scrutiny. And that’s OK – especially when it comes to a particular segment of fandom that only want to believe what they want to believe.

With those folks, there’s NOTHING that’s going to change their minds or alter their perception of reality. Thus, I shall regress. BUT…

Let me set the BOF story straight when it comes to JUSTICE LEAGUE, OK?

The whole “reshoots” deal started with a report from SPLASHREPORT.COM. In response, BOF wrote THIS.

So folks, here’s the 100% truth on the matter without any spin or agenda…

1. JUSTICE LEAGUE has been in a total state of change from the moment that BATMAN v SUPERMAN hit theaters last year due to the critical and audience reaction. This is why there was a studio mandated “course-correction” and DC FILMS – under Geoff Johns and Jon Berg – was created.

2. The “reshoots” that SPLASHREPORT.COM wrote about in their report took place during filming. The script was, well, “in flux” pretty much day to day during principle photography in 2016. So yes, saying the film had been “remade” is accurate as the original script – the one that was going to be filmed prior to the BvS backlash – is long gone.

3. Anyone or any outlet that says that that BOF is reporting that there was additional photography for JL after principle photography ended in October of 2016 until now, either needs to practice their reading comprehension skills or stop referencing stories and then spinning the hell out of them.

4. Right now, JUSTICE LEAGUE is going through 2+ months of significant additional photography under the helm of Joss Whedon. While all hand will be on deck, it’s very probable that all hands will not be on deck at the same time.

5. The additional photography is NOT entirely/mostly previously scheduled pick-ups, period. PERIOD!

Take all this for what you will, boys and girls. Some of you will believe it, some of you won’t (especially if you dismiss anything not super-positive about JUSTICE LEAGUE and the DCEU as “fake news”), and that's perfectly OK.

I will add that I was told that despite the course-correction and the nonsense that has surrounded this project since before filming began, JUSTICE LEAGUE can end up being a good movie. I applaud Warner Bros. for doing whatever it takes – WHATEVER IT F'N TAKES – to make a good film out of JUSTICE LEAGUE.

The DCEU has been given second chance with WONDER WOMAN. Thus, there’s going to be a lot of good will towards JUSTICE LEAGUE thanks to Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins. As a result, JL is kinda getting a new lease on life.

Here’s hoping it rides the post-WONDER WOMAN wave successfully, because no one wants a wipeout.

Rock-a-hula, baby


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