As the DCEU moves forward towards Justice League, there has been as much going on behind the camera as there is on the screen.
The original director Zack Snyder left due to family issues and the man behind The Avengers came on-board to write the re-shoots.
Joss Whedon has since gone on to direct the re-shoots, bringing on Danny Elfman as the new composer replacing Junkie XL and according to reports from the set, changing not just the tone of the film but the ending as well.
This has lead many to ask “How will Joss Whedon appear in the credits?”
Now we know.
Warner Bros. revealed the official credits and synopsis as part of a press release for the movie and Whedon is credited as simply a writer.
Justice League press release
Director: Zack Snyder
Writers: Story by Chris Terrio & Zack Snyder, Screenplay by Chris Terrio and Joss Whedon
Based on characters from DC Entertainment, Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster
Producers: Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Jon Berg, Geoff Johns
Executive Producers: Jim Rowe, Wesley Coller, Curtis Kanemoto, Chris Terrio, Ben Affleck
Cast: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Raymond Fisher, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller
Action Adventure. 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. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Currently the schedule is as follows:
- Justice League release date: Nov 17, 2017
- Aquaman release date: Dec 21, 2018
- Shazam! release date: Apr 5, 2019
- Wonder Woman 2 release date: Dec 13, 2019
- Cyborg release date: Apr 3, 2020
- Green Lantern Corps. release date: Jul 24, 2020
Moving forward it will be interesting to see who holds the reigns of the DCEU.
It seems to be a movie universe that is constantly in flux.
The release dates for the DCEU have never been set in stone, The Flash has now been totally removed from the rotation, Cyborg has been delayed two years and Wonder Woman 2 appeared from nowhere.
It seems that now more than ever the DC Universe is holding out for a hero.