Two of the biggest stories from all of DC Entertainment this year have both circled around the live-action Justice League movie: Ray Fisher's reports of abuse and misconduct on the set by director Joss Whedon and the arrival of Zack Snyder's Director's Cut coming in 2021 to HBO Max. Fisher’s problems have largely centered around the reported abuse from replacement director Joss Whedon and the supposed cover-up by the executives at Warner Bros, although Fisher seems to have no issues with Snyder.
Through all of this, Fisher’s time with the DCEU doesn’t seem to be over considering he will make a reported cameo in 2022’s The Flash alongside Ezra Miller. Now, more news has just broken that his story and Zack Snyder’s are on a collision course to meet each other soon…
In a new release from The Hollywood Reporter, Ray Fisher is a part of the call sheet for what is expected to be a week-long shoot for new scenes to complete the Snyder Cut of Justice League. He is expected to join Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, and Gal Gadot in October to shoot the new footage before the four-part series releases on HBO Max in 2021.
WHAT THIS MEANS
This comes in as major news considering everything fans have heard about no new footage being shot for the Snyder Cut. The fact that this new shoot is only a week long most likely points to not enough room for more in the budget, but at the very least, Snyder will have some room to complete more of his vision for what was meant to be his biggest film to date. Bringing back the film's three biggest stars should give Snyder much more flexibility in that endeavor as well.
Besides news of the film's reshoots, the fact that Ray Fisher is coming back adds yet another wrinkle to his ongoing public battle. While Fisher’s dispute with Warner Bros. and Joss Whedon rages on, it seems that he is far from done with working with the DC Extended Universe as a whole. Details still haven’t been revealed concerning what exactly happened on the set of Justice League after Joss Whedon took over, and it’s still a mystery as to if that story will ever fully come to light.
No details have been shared on what sort of new footage Snyder will shoot for his director’s cut, but he has been adamant that none of Whedon’s footage will appear in this new version of Justice League. Even considering how many controversies and issues cloud the world of DC movies, this one certainly is the most prominent in fans’ minds, and it may never be settled, even after this new cut of the movie begins streaming.
The four-part Director’s Cut of Justice League is set to shoot new footage for about a week next month before its anticipated debut on HBO Max just under a year from now.