In ‘Jus­tice League,’ DC looks be­yond Bat­man and Su­per­man

The Trentonian (Trenton, NJ) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

NEW YORK » Peace never reigns in the pages of DC Comics, nor did it in the mak­ing of the su­per­hero team-up film “Jus­tice League.”

Made in the wake of the dis­ap­point­ment sur­round­ing its pre­de­ces­sor, “Bat­man v Su­per­man,” “Jus­tice League” was, like a jet­liner given new wings in midair, re­tooled on the fly. Warner Bros. sought to lighten the tone of Zack Sny­der’s grandiose and mus­cle-bound DC uni­verse — a much­pub­li­cized pivot that came just as tragedy was strik­ing.

Sny­der stepped down af­ter “Jus­tice League” had been shot fol­low­ing the death of his daugh­ter. Joss Whe­don was brought in steer the film through post-pro­duc­tion and two months of reshoots.

Now, Warner Bros. and DC are hop­ing that the fin­ished “Jus­tice League” doesn’t show any Franken­stein-like scars from its tu­mul­tuous cre­ation.

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