Joe Morton Reveals That Joss Whedon's Justice League Reshoots Will "Lighten Up The Film"

Joe Morton Reveals That Joss Whedon’s Justice League Reshoots Will “Lighten Up The Film”

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Joe Morton, the actor who plays Dr Silas Stone in the upcoming Justice League film, has revealed that the reshoots with director Joss Whedon were to change the tone of Cyborg and lighten up the film.

IGN: Did you work on the Joss Whedon portion of filming that’s been going on or were you strictly on the Zack Snyder portion of the shoot?

Joe Morton: No, I did some reshoots with Joss.

IGN: Can you say what’s different? Is there’s any difference in tone?

Morton: Well, the stuff that I had to do were just really small little bits and pieces, nothing necessarily having to do with tone. I know that with Ray [Fisher], the young man who plays [Cyborg], there were some adjustments that they made in terms of the tone of that character. I think what I heard was that there was a need from the studio to lighten up the film in a way, that the film felt too dark. I don’t know what that meant in terms of how it actually got translated in terms of the reshoots but that’s what I heard. That’s what I thought some of the reshoots were about.

Earlier this year, tragic news revealed that Zack Snyder was stepping down from directing the Justice League movie to focus on his family after the tragic death of his daughter. Joss Whedon is currently working hard to finish the movie, which is still on track for a November release.

WB President Toby Emmerich went on to reveal that: “The directing is minimal and it has to adhere to the style and tone and the template that Zack set. We’re not introducing any new characters. It’s the same characters in some new scenes.”

Warner is clearly using their success with Wonder Woman as a template for the franchise moving forward. A lighter tone would certainly be in line with their vision moving forward.

Justice League stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon and Willem Dafoe an Atlantean, Nuidis Vulko.


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30 Comments

  1. Aubrey Fraetas

    Darker for sure. If these kinds of things were to happen in real life this is how it would actually be. Not all light and fun when people die like Marvel. (And yes I know it’s just a movie)

  2. Andy Ward

    As long as the story is good and good character development I don’t mind if they are light or dark

    Dark is a different spin and makes them different to the Marvel films, and the more diverse the film the longer they will continue and not get superhero fatigue

  3. Justin Hart

    I think some of these movies are getting a little too dark in the score and editing etc…
    Stories are fine but they kinda get too serious in post.

  4. Dave de Burgh

    The tone has to suit the tale – a story about a powerful being destroying anyone who tries to stop him from doing what he’s been sent to do is not a ‘light-hearted’ tale. Fighting to save the planet and humanity is not a ‘feel-good’ tale. WBs and DC should remember that and stick to what suits the tales they want to tell.

  5. Mike Thompson

    I loved Snyders direction. Im a huge fan of Man of Steel, BvS, and Watchmen. I prefer the DC movies darker, but not all DC movies can be dark. Wonder Woman wasn’t, and it was perfect. The Flash doesnt need to be too dark, but if they do Flashpoint, it will need to be. I enjoy light tone comic movies also, but I am more in favor of the darker tone ones. They seem to bring the comic movies more to real life

  6. Jeremy Chabot

    That’s what Morten heard. He doesn’t even know! I don’t think they’ll go too light. They’d have to reshoot e everything.

  7. Jason Dincauze

    One of the biggest absurdities of my life is that DC has always been brighter and more idyllic than Marvel, yet now this new breed of Fanboy saw some movies and think DC is dark lmao.

  8. Jubilee O'Hara

    I prefer they’d stop making shitty movies.

    Superman.. garbage
    Green Lantern.. garbage
    Suicide squad.. which is just a fucking batman villIan move.. was fucking tereible.
    Superman vs batman.. garbage
    Arrow show..garbage
    Flash .. garbage.

    If marvel had batman… dc woupd no longer exist.. I stake my life on that.

  9. Peter Bean

    I prefer good story. Darker or lighter is secondary and sadly WB is focused on it. Jokes won’t improve it if story isn’t there. No more Bathos! https://youtu.be/w-QhdzQo66o

  10. Adam Sprague

    I think it should be dark, but not so dark that you alienate certain customer bases. Also has to set itself apart from Marvel movies. Don’t make it look like a Avengers ripoff.

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