Major news this week, as nerd supreme Joss Whedon has stepped in to finish the long awaited Justice League film. My intention for this post is to clear up the specifics of the situation as well as sharing some of my random thoughts and feelings.For starters, I would like to clarify that Zack Snyder was not fired or otherwise removed. He and his wife Deborah have very recently lost their daughter and made the choice on their own to step away from the project. This is worth noting because it helps give us an idea of what exactly Joss is going to be doing on the movie. If Zack had been fired, it would seem likely to me that the studio was at least somewhat unhappy with the film and that Joss was being brought in to fix the film. But since this was not the case it seems likely that Joss has been brought in mainly to carry the movie over the finish line, rather than making big changes. The fact that the film still has a November release would seem to support this theory, as Joss can't be doing much more than post-production at this point. There is still time for the film to be pushed back; but with the already shaky state of DC films, I have to imagine that Warner Brothers isn't anxious to pursue that option.Whether Joss is making big changes or simply completing Zack's vision, the fact that he took the job at all shows that he is perhaps more invested in the overall DC Universe than the original Batgirl announcement lead me to believe. I had initially viewed Joss doing Batgirl as being similar to James Gunn doing Guardians of the Galaxy; someone who makes some of the best films in their respective cinematic universe but stays largely separate from the larger films. I definitely did not expect Joss to fill the same role he filled at Marvel: the Fixer. Joss essentially planned out everything from Avengers 1 to Age of Ultron and was actually the one who came up with the idea of Thanos being the final boss of the MCU. Depending on who you ask, he also did a decent amount of work "saving" Thor 2 (though the extent to which it was saved is up for debate). Obviously, these experiences make Joss the perfect candidate to finish a big budget superhero movie,as he's one of the few people in the world with experience doing so. On the other hand, I'm surprised the he is so willing to jump back into the big-budget A-list world in such a big way.If I had to guess why Joss took this job, I'd give two reasons:1. It's very low risk. Joss is only going to be working on this movie for 4 months or so and it is still going to be seen as a Zack Snyder film. If it's good, people will praise Joss for fixing it and if it's bad people will say there was no way he could have saved it anyways.2. The dump truck full of money that I'm sure Warner Bro's dropped at his house.Ta ta for now!