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Zack Snyder Steps Down from Justice League

A report has come in from the Hollywood Reporter that Zack Snyder has stepped down from his role in the Justice League film in order to deal with the death of his daughter.  His wife, Deborah Snyder, will also be stepping down from her role as producer.  Their daughter committed suicide back in March, something that was not announced to the general public at the time.  Filming for the Justice League was set to continue after a two-week delay, but the filmmaker decided that it would be best to take time off to be with his family.  

In an interview at the Warner Bros. studio, Snyder said, "In my mind, I thought it was a cathartic thing to go back to work, to just bury myself and see if that was the way through it.  The demands of this job 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."  Warner Bros. has given the family their full support in this move, and have extended their other deals with Snyder to allow him time to finish projects when he returns.  Warner Bros. was also willing to delay the film, but the Snyders said it wasn't necessary. 

In his place, Joss Whedon will be stepping in to finish out the film and handle any reshoots it may require.  A few months back, it as announced that Joss Whedon would be working on a Batgirl movie, getting his foot in the door to work on other DC film projects.  With that said, Toby Emmerich (president of Warner Bros. Pictures) wants to be clear that this is still Snyder's movie: "The directing is minimal and it has to adhere to the style and tone and the template that Zack set.  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."  So for the time being, the Justice League will hit theaters November 17 of this year.  In the meantime, we offer our condolences to the Snyder family, and wish them all the best. 

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