Director of the upcoming film “Justice League” has relinquished his position after his daughter recently committed suicide. A Fox News source said director Joss Whedon will be replacing Zack Snyder.
Synder and his wife, Deborah Snyder, announced they are taking this time to focus on their family. Deborah has been Zach’s producing partner for this film and multiple others.
The couple’s 20-year-old daughter, Autumn, allegedly killed herself on March 12 making it hard for the two to continue their work. Her autopsy revealed a drug overdose, according to coroner’s spokesman Ed Winter, and her death is being investigated as a suicide.
Snyder told the Reporter he attempted to go back to work following the incident but felt it was necessary to be with his grieving family instead.
“They are all having a hard time. I’m having a hard time,” Snyder said.
The Snyders have played a key role for Warner Bros. production of DC Comics films. He directed “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Man of Steel” and is a producer for other films including “Suicide Squad” and the much anticipated “Wonder Woman.”
“Justice League” stars Ben Affleck who plays Batman, Henry Cavill who plays Superman, Gal Gadot who plays Wonder Woman, Ezra Miller who is The Flash and Jason Momoa who plays the role of Aquaman.
“In the end, it’s just a movie,” Snyder said in response to those worried the film may not be as good as the others now. “It’s a great movie. But it’s just a movie.”
The movie is set to hit theaters Nov. 17.
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