In unfortunate events, director Zack Snyder has made the choice to take a break from directing Justice League to accompany his family due to the tragedy of his 20-year old daughter’s suicide. Joss Whedon will be covering for Snyder to finish the film.
Autumn Snyder, Zack’s daughter, has taken her life in March. However, the family wished to keep the news private. Due to all the reshoots of the film for it’s November’s release, Snyder decided to bring the news public instead of delaying the progress of the film. Snyder reveals to The Hollywood Reporter, “I’ve decided to take a step back from the movie to be with my family, be with my kids, who really need me.” Snyder’s wife, Deborah, who is a producer on the film has also decided to take a step back from her position. The two have screened a rough cut of the film and decided to have Whedon write on some new scenes. After realizing the Snyder’s were incapable of leaving family to go to London and continue the film, Whedon was requested to become the director as well.
Justice League will be released November 17 of this year. We send our great condolences to the Snyder family.