Seems Like Things Were Just Delightful Behind the Scenes of Zack Snyder's Justice League

Gal Gadot as...Batman.
Gal Gadot as...Batman.
Screenshot: Warner Bros.

Joss Whedon allegedly created a toxic environment on set when he took over Justice League from Zack Snyder. Now that the Snyder cut of the movie is available on HBO Max, however, Warner Bros. released a behind-the-scenes video of what it was like making the superhero saga before a family tragedy forced Snyder away, and things couldn’t be more different.


Seriously, this video is so focused on the Justice League stars having fun and palling around with Snyder it feels like stealth damage control for all the reported horrors they endured when Whedon took control—like, “See? They weren’t always miserable!” But that doesn’t mean it isn’t still fun to see Gal Gadot wearing Batman’s mask or Jason Momoa drinking a beer after standing around in the freezing cold sea.

There’s even footage of Ben Affleck chuckling during making the film, which must be the one and only time that happened.

After watching four dour hours of Zack Snyder’s Justice League, now on HBO Max, it’s honestly nice to know that people actually enjoyed themselves when making this movie, at least for a while.

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Say what you will about Snyder as a story teller and film maker, he seems like a good guy to work with.