Filmmaker Zack Snyder has revealed his daughter Autumn took her own life in March, and that he will be taking a break from his industry commitments to spend time with his family.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the Batman v Superman and Justice League director said he had planned to keep his 20-year-old daughter’s death “a private matter, our private sorrow.”
“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,” Snyder said.
Following Autumn’s death, Snyder has now chosen “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.”
Avengers director Joss Whedon will be taking over post-production duties on Justice League, with the veteran superhero filmmaker also overseeing some new additional scenes.
After a decision by the Snyder family, the release of the film is not expected to be pushed back in light of the tragic circumstances.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter.
Photo: Mike Marsland.
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