Justice League hits theaters this weekend and for the most part, fans seem pretty excited about checking it out! Yeah, the reviews haven't been great, and it has a terrible score on Rotten Tomatoes, but fans will still flock to the theater to watch it because they know it will at least be a fun movie to watch.
We've got yet another controversy regarding Justice League to share with you before the movie is released, though. This involves director Joss Whedon, who took over for Zack Snyder after he stepped away from the project.
Whedon ended up liking a couple of posts on Twitter that criticized the film's villain Steppenwolf, which reviews have said is a lackluster villain. One of the tweets reads:
"Steppenwolf is the worst comic book movie villain of all time and not even Malekith the Accursed comes close."
Joss Whedon is apparently agreeing with them and DC fans aren't too happy with that. Why? Because liking these tweets is his first real statement about the film that he worked on and they are negative.
A lot of fans are pointing out how Whedon praised Taika Waititi's Thor: Ragnarok yet has failed to make any mention of Justice League. Maybe that's because he's not very happy with the outcome of the film and he obviously liked what the director of Thor: Ragnarok did with his film.
It's not like Whedon hasn't had bad things to say about his own movies before. As you all know, he had a lot of problems with Avengers: Age of Ultron and how it ultimately turned out. He's openly talked about that and how hard of a movie it was for him to make.
I've heard from people that I know that were involved with the production that Whedon was completely stressed out with trying to put this film together. A few people have said that he was trying to save and fix a broken film that was ultimately unfixable.
One thing is for sure, Whedon won't be getting any love from the DC fans for a while. Makes me wonder if this fan backlash will in any way affect his Batgirl movie.