If there is any veracity to the following, consider this a spoiler warning:
Justice League’s reshoots are apparently more extensive than initially thought. According to the /Film Daily podcast (via Batman News), the film’s new additions are altering the team-up’s conclusion. /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta, broke the news, revealing details about the film’s original ending and the one Joss Whedon is allegedly shooting. Again, the information below should be considered spoiler territory. Sciretta relayed that:
“Joss Whedon has been brought in to make it lighter, as has been reported, but he’s also redoing the ending of the movie. Originally, this movie, you know it’s all about the Mother Boxes, the bad guys are trying to get the Mother Boxes. Steppenwolf is trying to get the Mother Boxes, and he’s trying to get the Earth ready for the coming of Darkseid. So the original ending of the movie, from what I understand… he was kind of playing the Silver Surfer role, and Darkseid was playing the Galactus role. And the ending of the movie was a cliffhanger, and Justice League 2 was going to be Justice League versus Darkseid — Darkseid arrives at Earth… and from what I understand that has been completely removed. It ends the movie like a movie, it doesn’t leave a huge cliffhanger now.
“They did a reshoot with Robin Wright from Wonder Woman to set up a flashback explaining who Steppenwolf is. And now Steppenwolf is the big bad of this movie, whereas Darkseid was this looming threat that won’t now come I don’t think.”
While last minute changes aren’t new to the DCEU, Joker was meant to go toe-to-toe with the Squad in Suicide Squad’s final act, it does appear as though this particular alteration is drastic. Should Peter Sciretta’s scoop bear any validity, this may somewhat alter the course of the DCEU, at least on a small scale. With the advent of Flashpoint in the not-too-distant future, it’s not especially surprising. As always with rumors, though, the above should be taken lightly.
Justice League is slated to hit theaters on November 17.
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