As we all know, when Zack Snyder stepped down from Justice League, after the tragic death of his daughter, Joss Whedon was called in to complete the film. After months of complicated reshoots and rewrites, the film finally releases tomorrow. Now, reviews are out and both Snyder and Whedon have come under scrutiny by film critics. However, fans are most upset that Whedon has taken to liking negative tweets about the film on Twitter.
Both DC and Marvel fans are extremely passionate about their comic book films (ask James Gunn). It seems both parties can argue the positives and negatives of both franchises for hours on end.
Whedon, who originally helped helm the Marvel franchise by directing Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron, seemed the perfect choice to step in to help guide DC’s Justice League towards the same critical praise. However, things haven’t gone according to plan. While Rotten Tomatoes has yet to reveal its score rating, many publications have posted negative reviews and comments about the film. Sadly, it seems Whedon has liked a few of them.
DC fans are raging on Twitter and have resorted to dubbing the director “Judas Whedon”.
“You are absolutely repulsive. How dare you even like this tweet?” one fan said.
Whether or not the likes are intentional remains a mystery. It’s possible that Joss Whedon is just liking the negative remarks as a joke and that he doesn’t actually endorse the statements. Regardless, he has been very quiet about Justice League. Producer Charles Roven later said that Whedon worked on “15, 20%” of the finished movie. Could it be that he actually doesn’t like the final result himself?
Hey @joss. It’s one thing to not promote a film you completed. But to have the lack of decency & the unmitigated gall to like tweets trashing a film that YOU took over for Zack in his time of mourning is disgusting. If you don’t like it, then we all rather have you simply shut up
— Sheraz Farooqi (@SherazFarooqi_) November 16, 2017
Some thoughts: Justice League is a great movie, but all the "bad" things in it are clearly the work and direction of @joss.
Also, his "like" to the tweet trashing Steppenwolf is disgusting.@wbpictures do not make that Batgirl movie.
We don't need uninspired, badly made movies.
— •●BatMax●• is ALL IN (@SupesBatsy) November 16, 2017
Fuck you @joss. I wish Gal Gadot would've drop-kicked your ass during the reshoots, you backstabber.
— ? Jack ? is ALL IN TONIGHT! (@jmartinm_dc) November 16, 2017
.@joss You are absolutely repulsive. How dare you even like this tweet?
Your fingerprints are all over this film & you have yet to voice out any kind of support for it. You are despicable & you have singlehandedly ruined @ZackSnyder’s #JusticeLeague. pic.twitter.com/M5oPWp6N8y
— Jesabel (@JesabelRaay) November 16, 2017