Zack Snyder Steps Down From “Justice League” After Family Tragedy

Zack Snyder has stepped down as Director of the “Justice League” movie after the suicide death of his daughter in March.

Zack and his wife Deborah, who is also a producer on the film, are stepping away from their work to concentrate on being with their other children during this very difficult time. “In my mind, I thought it was a cathartic thing to go back to work, to just bury myself and see if that was way through it. 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”, Zack Snyder told TheHollywoodReporter.com.

Snyder’s daughter, Autumn Snyder, died by suicide in March at age 20. Her death has been kept private, with only a small inner circle aware of what happened, even as the movie was put on a two-week break for the Snyders to deal with the immediate effects of the tragedy.

Joss Whedon will step in to take over the reins of taking “Justice League” through the remaining post-production phase.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Snyder family at this very sad time in their lives.

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