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New ‘Justice League’ info from Wall Street Journal

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Overnight The Wall Street Journal has posted a really interesting article on Justice League. The article ‘Can the ‘Justice League’ Keep Up With Offbeat Superheroes?’ looks at the production and release of the film but also the future of DC Films.

On the production of the film the article notes that the appointment of John Berg and Geoff Johns to head the DC Films Unit was a direct consequence of the reception to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Their appointment brought about an eleventh hour rewrite of the films script to lighten the mood of the film.

Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara is also discussed as demanding that the film run to under two hours. Though we’ve yet to have 100% confirmation it’s widely reported the film will run to 1hr 59mins so it appears he got his wish.

Batman-News.com also picked up on the discussion in the article regarding test screenings of Justice League.  The article notes that a cut turned in to Warner Bros. by Zack Snyder was decidedly lightly but still not what studio execs were hoping for. This is when Joss Whedon was brought in.

It is believed that early test screenings scored similar to Wonder Woman.

Looking to the future of DC Films WSJ understands that 2018 will be a ‘rest year’ as the franchise realigns itself. With only Aquaman due next year Warner Bros. will use the downtime to refocus on creator driver projects like Joss Whedon’s Batgirl and other rumoured films that the solo Joker piece and Flashpoint.

It makes a great read so check it out!

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Supermans 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.

Justice League stars Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman and Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman. Joining them are Jason Mamoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman, Ray Fisher as Victor Stone/Cyborg, and Ezra Miller as Barry Allen/The Flash.

The film is directed by Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon from a screenplay by Chris Terrio. Justice League hits cinemas on November 17th 2017 from Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment.

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