What Percentage Of 'Justice League' Was Directed By Joss Whedon?

A lot has been made about Zack Snyder stepping down as director of Justice League as the film [...]

A lot has been made about Zack Snyder stepping down as director of Justice League as the film entered post-production and reshoots, leaving Avengers director Joss Whedon to complete the film. But how much of Justice League did Whedon actually shoot?

According to producer Charles Roven, Justice League is still Zack Snyder's movie by a wide margin, as he tells The Washington Times in an interview.

"The goal is to make sure when you're watching the movie, it all feels cohesive," Roven says. "That imprint that Joss had, some aspect of it is going to come out in the direction, but the actors are already pretty much down the road on their arcs. Let's just say 80, 85 percent of the movie is what was originally shot. There's only so much you can do with other 15, 20 percent of the movie."

Some of the stars of Justice League have themselves spoken about the transition from Snyder to Whedon, including Ben Affleck, who plays Batman.

"People don't understand how much of the film is designed in pre," Affleck said during a press event. "I found as a director you can maybe change 10 percent, 15 percent on the day. We really had Zack's ship set sail for us. We were fortunate in that when Zack was unable to continue, we got a guy who. I got the sense that Joss was working from what he had discussed with Zack before he stepped in."

Producer Deborah Snyder, who is also Zack Snyder's wife, at the same event added, "For us, this whole thing is so bittersweet because we have been working on this franchise for the past almost eight years," she said. "And then we moved on to Batman v Superman and also Zack developed the story for Wonder Woman which was leading up to the point of Justice League. Not being able to complete his vision was extremely difficult. That makes it hard but we were lucky that we had Joss already working on script pages. Our feeling is we hope people don't think about how the movie was made because these characters are bigger than any director."

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Justice League opens in theaters on November 17, 2017. The film will be followed in the DC Extended Universe by Aquaman on December 21, 2018, Wonder Woman 2 on November 1, 2019, Shazam on April 5, 2019, Cyborg in 2020, and Green Lantern Corps in 2020.