How the ‘Justice League’ Snyder Cut Reverses Joss Whedon’s Version

Spoiler Warning: This story discusses major plot points in both 2017’s “Justice League” and 2021’s “Zack Snyder’s Justice League.”For years, Zack Snyder fans have been left to wonder what exactly had changed from his original vision for “Justice League” to what debuted in theaters in 2017.

All anyone’s known for certain was that in May 2017, Warner Bros.

announced that Snyder was leaving the film due a family tragedy, and Joss Whedon — writer-director of Marvel Studios’ beloved blockbuster “The Avengers” and less-beloved, less-blockbuster-y “Avengers: Age of Ultron” — was taking over as screenwriter and director.Some changes were obvious.

The “Justice League” reshoots occurred while a mustached Henry Cavill was in production on Paramount’s “Mission: Impossible — Fallout,” so Warner Bros.

had to digitally shave Cavill’s upper lip in his new scenes, and the results were a special kind of terrible.

Whedon also brought his lighter, jokier tone to the script,

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