Zack Snyder has been given sole directing credit on the upcoming Justice League film, as news has emerged that it will officially be rated PG-13.
This comes in the wake of Joss Whedon stepping in to finish the post-production process after Snyder stepped down in May due to a family tragedy. Snyder already had Whedon on board to work on script duties, so the Avengers director was an easy slot-in to finish the follow-up to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Man of Steel after his departure.
Whedon has overseen the film's reshoots with rumors constantly swirling that he would be adjusting the movie's tone towards a lighter and humor-filled essence, similar to what he did for Marvel Studios, and trying to recalibrate what Snyder did. This even led to talk surfacing that the movie's directing credit would be shared among the two, especially after Whedon was rumored to have scrapped the ending, but now that chatter has been put to bed.
Whedon, who is slated to direct Batgirl as well for the DC Cinematic Universe, will be credited as co-writer on the screenplay with Batman star Ben Affleck recently calling the film a true product of both directors, and Cyborg star Ray Fisher downplaying the negativity surrounding what Warner Bros. is doing.
Arriving Nov. 17, Justice League stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta and J. K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon.