Henry Cavill Not Participating in Zack Snyder’s Justice League Reshoots

Brenda Watkins
September 26, 2020

While it was assumed that HBO didn't need to spend too much to finish this movie, it looks like conditions have changed.

The 37-year-old actor portrayed Superman in the 2017 movie and though original director Zack Snyder - who departed the film and was replaced by Joss Whedon after the death of his daughter - is now working on his own four-episode limited series for HBO Max based on his vision for the project, the "Death on the Nile" star has confirmed he isn't needed for reshoots. According to TheWrap, the Snyder Cut has a budget of "around $70 million". Joss Whedon took over uncredited and created a very different film to what Snyder envisioned.

Both critically panned and commercially unsuccessful, Justice League was a failure for Warner Bros., who were hoping the film would cement the DCCU alongside, rather than behind, the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons, and Ciarán Hinds. Fans even crowdfunded for their campaign to fly planes with banners and purchase billboard space in Times Square. There's also the possibility he was bending the truth if he wasn't supposed to talk about extra Snyder Cut scenes being shot, but for now, it's all unclear.

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Although it was initially stated that the upcoming HBO Max release of Zack Snyder's Justice League would not include any additional filming, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Snyder is preparing to reunite with several cast members from the 2017 DC ensemble for a week or so of additional photography this October. And that was before you added in huge marketing costs. Fisher's involvement is somewhat surprising, as the actor is currently in a fairly public dispute with Warner over his treatment on-set of Justice League, claiming Whedon was abusive and that the studio did little to assist him, with two now-departed executives allegedly "enabling" Whedon's behaviour. Due to fan support and outrage, the demand for this canceled version of the Justice League film increases.

After a long back and forth of statements between the actor and WarnerMedia, Fisher is now seeking an independent investigation.

Given DCCU's ongoing turbulence, it's one to keep an eye on.

Zack Snyder's Justice League Cut is set to hit HBO Max in 2021.

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