Rumor: The Script for Justice League Is Being Rewritten Everyday on Set

Thursday, 12 May 2016 - 8:04PM
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Thursday, 12 May 2016 - 8:04PM
Rumor: The Script for Justice League Is Being Rewritten Everyday on Set
Love it or hate it, it has to be admitted that Batman v Superman had its flaws. The critical reception it received was outright terrible, though it was very much a divisive movie among fans. As WB has so much riding on the DCEU, that obviously gives them a reason to be worried, and a lot of different rumors have been popping up lately about how they're reacting to the situation.

For instance, it was recently reported that Ben Affleck was "incredibly unhappy" with the critical reception the film received. He was likewise made executive producer on Justice League, giving him more creative control over the film. It was also reported that Snyder and the executives over at WB were at odds over his vision for this new DC films universe.

Now, an additional rumor has been reported by Heroic Hollywood. Though the focus of their report was on a scoop that was received about Darkseid and Steppenwolf's role in the film, it's casually mentioned that the script is undergoing a constant evolution.  

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WARNING! The following might be considered spoilerish. Also the script is being rewritten daily on set and the following is subject to change or can even be deleted.

Around 30,000 years ago, the Amazonians, the Atlanteans, and Man successfully fought off Darkseid here on Earth. He left three motherboxes behind and that folks is what Steppenwolf is after in Justice League: Part One. That is pretty much your plot. You can see Steppenwolf and the three motherboxes in the deleted "Communion" scene from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
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Heroic Hollywood has been extremely accurate lately on a number of scoops they've received, including but not limited to the content and song choice for the first Suicide Squad trailer, the song choice for the second Suicide Squad trailer, and a host of plot points that occurred in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. So while this news shouldn't be taken as something that's officially confirmed, it does come from a source that has been spot on with their scoops lately.  

The script being rewritten was probably the next logical step after Affleck became producer of the film. He's a good writer, and so is Terrio, the man who penned the first draft, so there's a lot of reason to be hopeful that what they're coming up with is quality work. Of course, it wasn't mentioned how extensive these rewrites are (are main plot points being changed, or is the dialogue just getting polished?). As the report includes the entire reason for the conflict in the movie, and how it is very much a possibility that it could be changed, it would seem like the former rather than the latter could be the case. While Affleck and Terrio are both talented guys, it's still a little scary to think that major changes could be taking place within the script at the very same time the movie is being filmed.  

Regarding the rumor about Steppenwolf and Darkseid, it would certainly make sense to use one of Darkseid's cronies as a build up for the big bad himself. Likewise, as Snyder has really wanted these movies to seem "mythic," it would make perfect sense to tie Darkseid, a New God, to the mythological figures of the DC universe from ancient Themyscira and Atlantis.

Whatever the case is, hopefully Warner Bros. reaction to the critical reception of Batman v Superman turns out to be a good thing, and these changes in the script will result in a film that appeals to more people than just the niche audience that Snyder seems to have at this point. Between the actors, director, producers, and writers, there's a lot of great talent involved, even more so than was in Batman v Superman, so it would be a real shame if Justice League turned out to be just as divisive and poorly critically received as its predecessor.
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