Justice League writer Chris Terrio wanted his name removed from Joss Whedon Cut
Justice League writer Chris Terrio has announced that he wanted to remove his name from the theatrical version of the film, which was overseen by Joss Whedon.
In a recent interview, Chris Terrio spoke about the theatrical version of Justice League and how he tried to get his name out of the movie before it was released in November 2017. Terrio wrote the original script of the superhero film, which was shortened by about two hours due to a mandate from the then CEO of Warner Bros., Kevin Tsujihara. The project was also heavily rewritten and re-recorded by Joss Whedon, director of the first two Avengers films.
Speaking to Vanity Fair, Chris Terrio spoke about his first viewing of the Justice League and his first reaction to the theatrical version of the film. This is how it went:
“I was in LA at the time working on Star Wars [The Rise of Skywalker]. I was on the west side of Los Angeles working with JJ [Abrams] At the time, I drove into the studio and sat down and watched it for a couple of weeks before it was released. I immediately called my lawyer and said, “I want to take my name off the movie.” [The lawyer] Then I called Warner Bros. and told them I wanted to do this. “
Chris Terrio then stated that he was credited to the Justice League in the theatrical version because the removal of his name would have delayed the release date and created a “scandal”.
“Prints have already been posted, hard drives have been burned, or they are delivering films these days. The items were on the way and to remove my name they would have had to restart the prints or redo the digital copies and the film could be delayed. It would be an international scandal and news. So I shut up and didn’t say anything publicly. I haven’t said anything about the Justice League since, but the film doesn’t represent my work. “
The Justice League recently received a Director’s Cut restoring the original work of Zack Snyder and Chris Terrio. The cut was released on the WarnerMedia streaming service HBO Max to receive generally positive reviews. Critics and casual viewers agreed that it was superior to the Joss Whedon version.
Here is the official recap of the Justice League cut from Zack Snyder:
“In ZACK SNYDERS JUSTICE LEAGUE determined to ensure that Superman’s (Henry Cavill) ultimate sacrifice wasn’t in vain, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) joins forces with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) to recruit a team of metahumans from which the world is to be protected is an impending threat of catastrophic proportions. The task turns out to be tougher than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own past in order to overcome what held them back so that they can come together and ultimately form an unprecedented league of heroes. Batman (Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad and Darkseid and their terrible intentions. ”
Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, JK Simmons and Ciarán Hinds.
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Source: Vanity Fair