Reshoots are a huge part of modern-day filmmaking. Studio’s set time aside months after principal photography has finished, it just gives the filmmakers that little extra footage required to make the film better (in some cases).
Last week a rumour surfaced claiming Zack Snyder’s Justice League had went through huge reshoots that had essentially made the film twice. We gave the story a pass, it just felt like even more bullshit to agitate fans of Warner Bros. DC Extended Universe.
It no doubt had fans worrying, almost every report in regards to the DCEU has a negative spin in for hits. Now Justice League producer Charles Roven has cleared the issue during an interview with Collider at Wonder Woman’s press junket.
“We’re just in the post-production process.
That’s where we are. We’re in the middle of it, and I think it’s pretty common knowledge that we’re going to be doing some additional photography. The complications of trying to, you know—Henry [Cavill]’s on Mission: Impossible, and our Aquaman is making Aquaman, Amy [Adams]’ doing Sharper Objects [sic]—so everybody’s busy, and it’s that crazy Rubix cube of trying to find a way of getting everybody in the place to do the work that we need to do. Which is not that vast, the amount of work that we have to do, but it’s still really complicated that everybody’s in different places around the world.”
Justice League won’t be going through extensive reshoots either. With it already being hard enough getting the actors together, Roven says the only thing Warner Bros have scheduled is just the run of the mill additional photography.
“The reality is we are in the midst of trying to schedule the only additional photography that we’ve been trying to schedule. We haven’t done any additional photography up to this point…Since we’ve wrapped, there’s been no additional photography. Since we’ve wrapped, what there was was motion capture, or what we call facial capture, so we did one round of facial capture, and another mini-round of facial capture. You use facial capture if you have a CG character, you do facial capture in order to give a real performance into that CG character. An example of it would be Avatar.”
Justice League hits screens November 17.