Justice League Director, Zack Snyder, Steps Down
For those who don’t know, Snyder’s daughter died in March due to suicide and now the filmmaker has decided to step away from making superhero movies in order to spend more time with his family. Snyder’s daughter, Autumn, died at the young age age of 20. In his place, Joss Whedon will be taking over the role.
Snyder said that he made the decision to be with his family instead of making movies, citing his kids who really need him. His previous project was Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, so he’s no slouch when to comes to superhero movies. Now, when he’s faced with making right decisions amidst difficult circumstances, he might know a thing or two.
Justice League, which stars Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Ben Affleck, and Jason Momoa, is currently in postproduction and his wife Deborah, a producer on the film, have both made the decision to focus on helping their family heal.
Whedon, as many of you would know, comes from the Mravel universe, most notably The Avengers. He’ll be tasked with guiding the movie through postproduction and helping with shooting some additional scenes. There’s expected to be no delays throughout this transition which means we’re still going to see a November 17 release date.