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14 Things You Need To Know Before Seeing "Justice League"

Look out for not just one post-credits scene, but two.

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1. The movie had two directors, including someone who had worked with Marvel.

Zack Snyder was the original director of the film, but after the death of his daughter, he dropped out of the project during post-production and Joss Whedon, who directed the first two Avengers movies, did some reshoots and finished the film.
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Zack Snyder was the original director of the film, but after the death of his daughter, he dropped out of the project during post-production and Joss Whedon, who directed the first two Avengers movies, did some reshoots and finished the film.

2. The film's score also changed direction.

Originally, Junkie XL (who did the score for Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice) started working on music for Justice League, but was ultimately replaced by Danny Elfman, who composed the music for Tim Burton's Batman films.
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Originally, Junkie XL (who did the score for Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice) started working on music for Justice League, but was ultimately replaced by Danny Elfman, who composed the music for Tim Burton's Batman films.

3. There are two post credit scenes.

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Not every DC movie has had a scene after the credits, but Justice League actually has two, so stick around until the very end.

4. Superman's mustache had to be digitally edited.

In the time between principal photography and reshoots for Justice League, Henry Cavill started shooting on the next Mission Impossible movie. His character in that film has a mustache, which he was contractually obligated not to shave. So it had to be digitally removed during post-production.
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In the time between principal photography and reshoots for Justice League, Henry Cavill started shooting on the next Mission Impossible movie. His character in that film has a mustache, which he was contractually obligated not to shave. So it had to be digitally removed during post-production.

5. Several directors were in consideration.

Ben Affleck was being considered as director, as well as the Wachowskis, but ultimately, it went to Snyder and then Whedon.
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Ben Affleck was being considered as director, as well as the Wachowskis, but ultimately, it went to Snyder and then Whedon.

6. The movie draws a lot of inspiration from Jack Kirby's Fourth World series.

The arc was first published in the '70s, and follows the New Gods, a powerful collection of interstellar beings who wage a grand war between good and evil. The main villain from the movie is one of those beings.
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The arc was first published in the '70s, and follows the New Gods, a powerful collection of interstellar beings who wage a grand war between good and evil. The main villain from the movie is one of those beings.

7. His name is Steppenwolf and you've seen him before, because he appeared very briefly during Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

During Batman Vs. Superman, Lex Luthor can be seen speaking to some sort of projection of Steppenwolf, who is trying to acquire the Mother Boxes.
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During Batman Vs. Superman, Lex Luthor can be seen speaking to some sort of projection of Steppenwolf, who is trying to acquire the Mother Boxes.

8. The Mother Boxes?

Yep. They're a key element in the Fourth World series. They're like powerful cosmic relics that contain the power of creation and destruction.
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Yep. They're a key element in the Fourth World series. They're like powerful cosmic relics that contain the power of creation and destruction.

9. Aside from the Fourth World elements, the movie is filled with other DC characters.

Without getting into spoilers territory, just keep your eyes open during the flashback sequences.
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Without getting into spoilers territory, just keep your eyes open during the flashback sequences.

10. It was originally conceived of as a two-part movie.

Part two was set to be released in 2019, but it was postponed indefinitely to make way for a new Ben Affleck Batman movie.
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Part two was set to be released in 2019, but it was postponed indefinitely to make way for a new Ben Affleck Batman movie.

11. There are references to Bruce Wayne's dream sequence from Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

If you don't remember the sequence, go back and watch it before seeing Justice League
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If you don't remember the sequence, go back and watch it before seeing Justice League

12. It also delves into the different worlds of the DC comics.

As the DC cinematic universe expands, we'll start seeing a lot more of the worlds and multiverses from DC's comic books. While watching Justice League, keep an eye out for Atlantis, Themyscira, and possibly some other key locations.
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As the DC cinematic universe expands, we'll start seeing a lot more of the worlds and multiverses from DC's comic books. While watching Justice League, keep an eye out for Atlantis, Themyscira, and possibly some other key locations.

13. It's the shortest DC cinematic universe film so far.

Critics have complained in the past that DC's movies tend to drag on, and they seem to have learned from their mistakes with Justice League, which clocks in at 120 minutes.
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Critics have complained in the past that DC's movies tend to drag on, and they seem to have learned from their mistakes with Justice League, which clocks in at 120 minutes.

14. It paves the way for many other DC movies.

By the end of Justice League, the DC cinematic universe feels much larger, since the movie serves as a stepping stone for upcoming films. Among them: Aquaman, Shazam, and a possible Batgirl movie.
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By the end of Justice League, the DC cinematic universe feels much larger, since the movie serves as a stepping stone for upcoming films. Among them: Aquaman, Shazam, and a possible Batgirl movie.

This post was translated from Spanish.

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