Things got worse last March when Snyder had to leave the project entirely due to the tragic suicide of his daughter – something that more than a few fanboys treated like poetic justice for making a comic book movie they didn’t like. Snyder’s replacement for the (extensive) reshoots and post-production couldn’t have been more different from him; Avengers director Joss Whedon. It wasn’t until the release of Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman that the tide started to turn in Justice League’s favor. WW was a terrific, optimistic film that somehow managed to balance the stylistic throughline of Snyder’s films while avoiding the bleakness that made those films harder to enjoy. Now is the moment of truth. Now we all get to see for ourselves if a film whose genesis was this tumultuous can actually be any good.
Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment have been hitting hard and heavy in the days leading up to this weekend’s New York Comic Con for Justice League. Hailing from director with extinuating work by Joss Whedon in recent months, time will tell if all those rumored reshoots made a difference when the film opens next month.