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.