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SSSSu unnd da ay y in n thhee M oy y er r The Associated Press the past. Whedon, himself, cent of the movie.” 
Ro oo om  thheea at te er   at  was called a hypocrite for In interviews, Roven 
YY ouun ng gss t ow w n Plla ay yh ho ou u se e, , NEW YORK — Peace espousing feminist ideals and cast members pledged 
ever regns in th pges of by his ex-wife, Kaitheir loyalty to Snyder and 
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ic ckkeet ts  a ar re  $1 1  foor  a du ul  ieaC Comics. There’s always  Jason Momoa had to apolo- his vision for the franchise, 
TTse7rlts   world to be saving, a cat- gize for a 2011 joke about one they say incorporated a 
aan nd d $ 14 4 fo or r s t u de en nt ts s aan nd
clysm to avert. The mak- rape and “Game of changing tone before Whe- 
sse enn io or r  citizeen ns s a annd d  ar re e  ing of the DC superhero Thrones.” don’s involvement. (Nei- 
av va ai la ab bl le   on nl in ne  a at team-p film “Justice And just weks before ther filmmaker
www w w. .th he eyy ouun ngg s to ow w np pl la ay yh uLeague” was hardly any erelease, Warner Bros. sev-  available for interview. 
more tranquil. ered ties with one of the Each has stayed silent pub- 
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33 30 0 -7 78 88 8- -8 8 73 39 9. Made in the wake of the film’s chief financiers, licly since Snyder’s depar- 
3.disappointment surround- Brett Ratner’s RatPac- ture.) 

ing its predecessor, “Bat- Dune compny, “Zack from e 
man v Superman,” and the atual assault allegations were thhI first met with him said, 

ING critically-panned “Suicide leveled against Ratner. Gal ‘Look, Batman makes the 
PR Squad,” “Justice League” Gadot, who plays Wonder DC world dark. The DC 

was, like a jetliner given Woman, has reportedly world has to be created as 
nw insistdsomething dark,’”
eretooled on the fly. Warner econnection with any future  Ezra Miller, who plays 

Bros. sought to lighten the Wonder Woman film. Barry Allen, aka, the 
tone of Zack Snyder’s “Justice League” is the Flash). “He said what’s 
grandiose and muscle- kind of production that, great now is that the 
bond DC universe —  one suspecs, its makrLegue gets to bring Bat- 
uamuch-publicized pivot that tewill celebrate the release of aman out of this darkness. 
came just as tragedy was with a stiff drink. That was always Zack’s 
i striking. “I’ve probably had a stiff vision. That was the inten- 

Snyder, the “300” film- drink along the way,” pro- tion from the beginning.” 
maker, had overseen this ducer Charles RovThe

latest series of DC movies enchuckling. “It’s been differ-  has “a wonderful collision 
waken n starting with “Man of ent in the sense that we’ve of tone” that he considers 

Steel,” but he stepped down had some sadness along the “a testament to both the 
after “Justice League” had happy-joy of making the strength of Zack’s vision 

ben smovie. But forand the generosity of Joss’s 
ef hdeath of his daughter.  part it’s been an incredibly commitment.” 
aJoss Whedon, the positive experience.” It’s also a turning point 

Avengers” director Now, Warner Bros. and in the larger DC cinematic 
nown for snappy dialogue DC are hoping that the fin- world. “Justice League” 

ho had alreadyised “Justice League,” finds Affleck’s
November  ing to punch up the script, hwhich opens Friday, does-  Wayne, in the wake of 

as brought in steer the n’t show any Frankenstein- Superman’s apparent 
10, ilm through post-produc- like scars from its tumul- death, gathering together 

ion and two months of tuous creation. the League to fight a new 
Sundays 12 + 19    2:00pm eshoos. “The goal is to make enemy. That means push- 
sure when you’re watching ing not just Wonder 
2017 Steven to-writer.) 
Writer Geoff Johns and the movie, it all feels cohe- Woman to the fore, but also 
Playwrightroducer Jon Berg had sive,” says Roven, the vet- Miller’s Flash, Momoa’s 

lready been brought in to eran producer of “The Dark Aquaman and Ray Fisher’s 
and righten “JsiKnight”Cyborg. 

utnd overhaul the wider DC  that imprint that Joss had, “It was very clear that 
Duncan late with a more opti- some aspect of it is going to the tone of the movie was 

Composeristic tone. come out in the direction, different than ‘Batman v 
But that’s not been all. but the actors are already Superman,’” says Gadot. 
en Affleck, who stars as prety m“Henry (Cavill), Ben and I 

atman, withdrew from t aon their arcs. Let’s just say had a wonderful addition 
irecting a standalone Bat- 80, 85 percent of the movie with Ezra and Jason and 

an film, while also com- is what was originally shot. Ray (that) just stirred 
ating criticism over his There’s only so much you everything up.” 

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