In a new exclusive posted by The Wrap, many details are mentioned in regards to the DCEU and how past entries affected the production of Justice League. The article goes into many topics, one being how Warner Brothers Executives wanted to reportedly remove Zack Snyder from Justice League following Batman v Superman, but one of those topics was how Justice League could have been delayed.
It’s no secret that Justice League‘s production was surrounded in turmoil. Zack Snyder had to depart due to family tragedy, Joss Whedon stepped in to re-write and direct a big chunk of the film, and of course the famous Superman mustache debacle. The final product was a mixed bag, as many fans enjoyed the film but critics did not. It also doesn’t help that the film’s massive budget is being backed up well at the box office. The report says the film could have been delayed, but the reason as to why it wasn’t is a little… surprising.
The reason as to why Justice League wasn’t delayed is due to… bonuses. An executive told The Wrap that Tsujihara (Chairman of WB) and Emmerich (CCO of WB):
Wanted to preserve their bonuses they would be paid before the merger and were worried that
The merger was a big event in all of this, as how Warner Bros and AT&T started to look at their assets and liabilities. The reason they didn’t delay the film was also mentioned by the executive, stating that a worry regarding bonuses was the main reason:
If they pushed the movie, then their bonuses would have been pushed to the following year and they might not still be at the studio.
I think fans will start to picture how Justice League would have taken shape if it were delayed, whether they liked it or not. The reason for the delay goes back to corporate and financial reasons, seeing how bonuses would have been affected by it. What are your thoughts on this? Do you think that Justice League should have been delayed? Let us know at @SuperBroMovies. –Kenneth Colon
SOURCE: The Wrap
Justice League is currently playing in theaters everywhere.
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