Zack Snyder Steps Away From ‘Justice League’ After Daughter’s Tragic Death

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.

Touching on the timing of the announcement, Snyder said “when it became obvious that I need to take break, I knew there would be narratives created on the internet,” but “I’m past caring about that kind of thing now.”


Source: The Hollywood Reporter. 
Photo: Mike Marsland.

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