Justice League, the superhero team-up of DC's biggest heroes, is set to hit cinemas before the year ends, but the film has had a turbulent journey to the big screen. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the DCEU film has been helmed by two renowned filmmakers, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder and Avengers mastermind Joss Whedon. Now, a Justice League actor has revealed what it's been like to work with two blockbuster directors on the same project.
So, What's It Like To Work With Two Of The Superhero Genre's Biggest Names?
"I enjoyed working with both directors. Joss Whedon was terrific and so was Zack Snyder. Zack is intense about the work. He knows film inside and out. It's very light-hearted and comic book-ish."
Though both #ZackSnyder and #JossWhedon have worked on well-known comic book movies in the past, their styles are polar opposites. While Snyder interprets superhero stories as epic tales on par with ancient mythology, Whedon gives his costumed heroes a lighthearted with plenty of quips and improvised humor.
Based on Morton's positive statement, the possible clash of styles has likely been averted, promising that #JusticeLeague will be a satisfying installment despite the turbulent production. Morton, who first appeared in the DCEU in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, then praised both directors, saying that their vast knowledge of the source materials helped him enjoy portraying Dr. Stone.
"I think with comic films, the guys that do them know the comics so well they bring that whole attitude with them onto the set. It's delightful. It's great."
With this, we can also assume that there are some surprising similarities between the two directors, given that both Whedon and Snyder have tremendous insight into the film's source material.
Justice League: A Tale Of Two Directors
Earlier this year, production of Justice League hit a major roadblock when director Zack Snyder stepped away from the project following a devastating family tragedy. Whedon was then brought in to finish the latest DC Extended Universe film. His inclusion initially worried Snyder's fans, who feared that the Avengers scribe would change the movie's overall tone. However, #DCEU overseer and president of #DC Entertainment #GeoffJohns has since said that Justice League is still undeniably a Snyder film, despite Whedon's involvement and subsequent reshoots.
Based on Morton's recent interview, it seems that Justice League is in safe hands, even though the story has been taken on by two very different creators. At the very least, Justice League is sure to have a unique production story that will make it stand out within the superhero genre.
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