Joss Whedon gave us two of the biggest MCU team-up movies, Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron. He is one of the finest directors currently working in Hollywood and DC even hired him for doing the solo Batgirl movie, which he, unfortunately, stepped down from recently. But in the wake of the tragedy that happened with Zack Snyder while filming Justice League, DC gave the leftover job to Joss Whedon and he did his level best to give us a great movie.
Justice League was yet another movie that was loved by the fans but did not stand good with the critics. Many people may assume that Joss Whedon was behind all this and he is the reason why DC failed, yet again. But, Joss Whedon was not at fault here. It was totally the studios. If a Director was stepping down, and a studio has to hire someone to finish the leftover project, then the right idea would actually be to delay the movie. But, WB did not delay it, because their executives wanted to keep their bonuses, and the result was extensive reshoots which WB made Whedon do, and we got to see an incredibly devastating Superman face!
Whedon is a great director and he did his best to make Justice League more fun for the fans, because according to the reports, the original cut of Justice League by Zack Snyder was not at all what WB wanted, and they fired him much earlier than the death of his daughter, and later used it as way to give Snyder the exit from the movie in order to prevent backlash. Then Joss Whedon was brought on to make the movie funnier, and fit it into the 2 hours span.
We don’t know how the Snyder cut for Justice League would have been, it may have been better than what we got, or it may have been god awful. We are never going to know, but what we can be certain is that Joss Whedon is not the villain here, he actually is the savior. He understands the characters pretty well, and a bad CGI on Superman’s face was not his fault, it was the conditions as Henry Cavill could not get rid of it because of his contract with Mission Impossible 6, and WB let the movie run in the theatres anyway. So, WB’s management is the one that is bad over here.
They hired Joss Whedon to make Batgirl because of his reputation of being able to writing women well. But since he did not have a perfect story to present, he stepped down from the project. Well good for us because now DC would have one side project less to focus upon, and it can put in more resources to focus on bigger projects like Superman, Batman and The Flash.
Recently, Henry Cavill extended his contract with WB and DC, and now he is going to stay on as Superman for a longer period of time, which means that we could expect to see a Man of Steel sequel being fast-tracked in the near future. Recently, WB was eying Matthew Vaughn to direct the sequel, but that did not go through very well.
Joss Whedon departed with WB on a very friendly note and he actually is a director capable of giving us an amazing Superman movie. So, if WB brings him back to direct Man of Steel 2, then everyone would be in for a great movie. Cavill is already on board for the movie, and since Zack Snyder has left the DCU, Man of Steel 2 needs a big name director to step in.
Joss Whedon would actually be a better fit for Superman, than Batgirl, because he helped shaped Superman in Justice League, and honestly, WB would have wasted him upon Batgirl if he would have gone on to actually make the movie. People will always prefer a Superman movie over Batgirl. And, the situation in which DC currently stands, WB need to put Man of Steel 2 on their upcoming movie slate as soon as possible! So, Whedon would just be perfect for Man of Steel 2.
Here are all the DC movies that are currently under production and in development – Aquaman, which is set to come out on December 21, 2018, Wonder Woman 2, coming out on November 1, 2019, Shazam!, coming out on April 5, 2019, Suicide Squad 2, in 2020 along with Flashpoint, The Batman, Man of Steel 2, Black Adam, Deathstroke, Joker and Harley Quinn, Nightwing, Justice League Dark, Gotham City Sirens, Green Lantern Corps and Cyborg but none of them have any sort of release dates confirmed just yet.
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