The Joss Whedon-led reshoots to Warner Bros.'s Justice League are being done to "lighten up the film" after original director Zack Snyder's cut was deemed by the studio to be "too dark," according to actor Joe Morton. Morton, who plays Cyborg's father Dr. Silas Stone in the film (and the previous Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), said that he was called in for the reshoots as his in-story son (played by Ray Fisher) needed some "adjustsments" to the "tone" of his character.
"Well, the stuff that I had to do were just really small little bits and pieces, nothing necessarily having to do with tone. I know that with Ray, the young man who plays Victor, there were some adjustments that they made in terms of the tone of that character," Morton told IGN. "I think what I heard was that there was a need from the studio to lighten up the film in a way, that the film felt too dark. I don't know what that meant in terms of how it actually got translated in terms of the reshoots but that's what I heard. That's what I thought some of the reshoots were about."
Back in July at Comic-Con International: San Diego, Fisher himself described the reshoots as "brief, if anything."
"Joss is a great guy. Zack picked a good guy to come in, clean up, and finish everything for him."
Justice League is scheduled to open in theaters November 17.