Zack Snyder only filmed four minutes of new Justice League footage
Earlier this year, Zack Snyder got a lot of fans excited when it was announced that he would be re-assembling a few key Justice League cast members to finally finish his version of the film, which is coming to HBO Max next year. At least five actors were called back for reshoots in Los Angeles. However, it turns out their new scenes won’t be adding much to the final runtime.
Snyder recently appeared on Beyond the Trailer (via Heroic Hollywood) to discuss how his Justice League cut was coming along. Surprisingly, he revealed that he only shot a few minutes of new footage for the film.
“I think it’s valid, on one hand though,” said Snyder. “I will say that in the end it’s going to probably be about four minutes or five minutes of additional photography for the entire movie. In the four hours that is Justice League, maybe four minutes.”
Reps for Warner Bros. previously relayed that they would be giving Snyder millions of dollars to finalize his cut of Justice League. In September, The Wrap reported that the budget was estimated to be around $70 million. It’s not clear how much of this went toward the L.A. reshoots, which reportedly took only a week to finish. There’s also the matter of special effects work that still needs to be completed.
Ben Affleck (Batman), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), and Ray Fisher (Cyborg) were among those who filmed new scenes last month. The shoot also had Jared Leto and Joe Manganiello return to reprise their DCEU roles as the Joker and Deathstroke. During DC FanDome, Snyder also confirmed that he’s giving Fisher’s Cyborg a meatier role after most of his scenes were cut when Joss Whedon took over the movie.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League will premiere as a four-hour miniseries on HBO Max in 2021.
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