Stars: Connie Nielsen, Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, David Thewlis, Ezra Miller, Amber Heard, Amy Adams, Jk Simmons
Director: Zack Snyder
Country: United States
Storyline: Justice League (2017) Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes-Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash-it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Warner Bros. began to develop a live-action Justice League film in 2007 with George Miller set to direct, but the project was canceled due to production delays and budgetary concerns. A Justice League film would re-enter development as part of Warner Bros' upcoming DC film slate in October 2014, with Snyder on board to direct and Terrio attached to write the script. Principal photography took place from April to October 2016. After Snyder stepped down from the film following the death of his daughter, Whedon was hired to oversee the remainder of post-production, including writing and directing additional scenes, as well as reshooting a large portion of the film, which changed many aspects of it; Snyder ultimately retained sole credit as director. With an estimated production budget of $300 million, Justice League is one of the most expensive films ever made.
Justice League premiered in Los Angeles on November 13, 2017, and was released in the United States on November 17, 2017. The film grossed over $657 million worldwide against a break-even point of $750 million, becoming a box office bomb and losing Warner Bros. Pictures an estimated $60 million. It received mixed reviews from critics, who praised the cast performances but criticized the plot, action sequences, and computer-generated imagery. Whedon's direction was also criticized, and the film's tone was met with a polarized response, with some appreciating the brighter tone compared to previous DCEU films and others finding it inconsistent and unnatural. In the wake of its release, fans began to push for the release of Snyder's original version of the film, which was released as Zack Snyder's Justice League on HBO Max in 2021.Director: Zack Snyder