Zack Snyder steps away from ‘Justice League’ due to family tragedy, Joss Whedon takes over!!

Zack Snyder steps away from ‘Justice League’ due to family tragedy, Joss Whedon takes over!!
***SUNDAY CALENDAR STORY FOR JUNE 16, 2013. DO NOT USE PRIOR TO PUBLICATION********** NEW YORK, NEW YORK--JUNE 10, 2013--Director Zack Snyder directed the new movie "Man of Steel," the latest of the Superman movies. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times)

Tragic News! May the Soul Rest in Peace of director Zack Snyder’s daughter Autumn Snyder. Zack Snyder is stepping away from his next movie, the upcoming ‘Justice League’, to deal with the sudden death of his daughter.

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Zack Stepping away from movie- reason Daughter’s death

Zack Snyder is not doing his directing duties on the superhero epic Justice League to deal with the death of his 20-year-old daughter.

His daughter Autumn is said to have committed suicide in March 2017. He, along with his ex-wife, Denise Weber had adopted her from China. She was studying at Sarah Lawrence College before her death. However, the reason for her death is kept private.

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Warner Bros. confirmed to USA TODAY that Joss Whedon (The Avengers) will finish post-production on the upcoming DC Comics film starring Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, as well as film additional scenes, so Justice League can hit it’s Nov. 17. release date. The news that Snyder and his wife Deborah, a Justice League producer, would be taking a break was first reported in a Hollywood Reporter story Monday.

The Reporter story stated Snyder’s 20-year-old daughter, Autumn, killed herself in March. Coroner’s spokesman Ed Winter said Autumn Snyder’s March 12 death is being investigated as a possible suicide due to an overdose of prescription medications. The official cause of death has been deferred pending toxicology results.

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Snyder told the magazine that at first, he tried to throw himself back into work, but in the past two months realized he needed to be with his family — especially as additional photography shoots in London loomed on the horizon.

“the demands of this job are pretty intense. It is all consuming. 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.”

Warner Bros., which initially suggested pushing back the release date, was amenable to Whedon finishing the film. The additional photography will begin shortly at Leavesden Studios outside London.

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Said Warner Bros. production president Toby Emmerich in the THR story:

The directing is minimal, and it has to adhere to the style and tone and the template that Zack set,” says Emmerich. “We’re not introducing any new characters. It’s the same characters in some new scenes. He’s handing a baton to Joss, but the course has really been set by Zack. I still believe that despite this tragedy, we’ll still end up with a great movie.”


Several of Snyder’s Hollywood colleagues shared support and condolences on social media after the news broke Monday, including Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins and DC Comics president Geoff Johns. See their tweets below.

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Short Bio on Zack Snyder:

Zachary Edward Snyder is an American filmmaker, best known for his action, superhero, and science fiction films. Snyder made his feature film debut with the 2004 remake of the horror film Dawn of the Dead. Since then, he has done a number of comic book and superhero films, including 300 (2007) and Watchmen (2009), as well as the Superman film that started the DC Extended Universe, Man of Steel (2013) and its follow-ups, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Justice League (2017). He also co-wrote the screenplays for 300, Sucker Punch and 300: Rise of an Empire. More bio…