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Joss Whedon Chose Justice League's Opening Song

Last night a TV Critic for The New Yorker, Emily Nussbaum, tweeted out the lyrics to the song "Everybody Knows" by Leonard Cohen. The song appears in the opening title montage for Justice League and is performed by Sigrid, and it turns out it was Joss Whedon who made a decision to use it there.

The "Everybody Knows" opening in Justice League is no "Beautiful Lie" from Batman v Superman, but I liked it. Whedon received co-screeenwriting credit for his efforts on the movie, which he oversaw the reshoots for after director Zack Snyder stepped away from the project.

While we may never see what Zack Snyder's original vision was, some are still holding on to the hope that Warner Bros. may someday release that alternate cut of the film in some form. Numerous film's actors had claimed that Snyder was planning on making the film lighter after Batman V Superman and that the film would still feel like his.

The finished product of Justice League does feel a bit at odds with itself, as some things about the film are undeniably and unquestionably Joss Whedon.

Reaction to the theatrical cut of Justice League has been mixed, with some viewers not happy with the more comedic tone that Joss Whedon incorporated into his rewrite of the script as well as in several of the scenes that were reshot. In other words, he's responsible for the movie's opening credits montage, over which plays a cover of the classic song by Sigrid. Still, it would be hard to argue with any fan who felt that the use of "Everybody Knows", and the film's music choices overall, weren't somewhat jarring when compared to what had come in the franchise before.



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