Snyder revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that he would be taking a break to be with his family after the suicide of his daughter, Autumn, in March. Deborah Snyder – wife of Zack, and producer on Justice League – will also be stepping back.
Snyder stated: “The demands of this job are pretty intense. It is all-consuming. And in the last two months, I’ve come to the realization … I’ve decided to take a step back from the movie to be with my family, be with my kids, who really need me. They are all having a hard time. I’m having a hard time.”
Joss Whedon - recently announced as writer and director of Warner Bros. and DC’s upcoming Batgirl movie - will now take over as director to finish the project.
Our condolences go out to Zack Snyder and his loved ones at this very difficult time.
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