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Zack Snyder Steps Down From 'Justice League' After Daughter's Passing

Zack Snyder Steps Down From 'Justice League' After Daughter's Passing

Director Zack Snyder is stepping down from his duties with upcoming film Justice League following the death of his daughter, according to THR.

Zack and his producer wife Deborah will both be taking a break from the film, which is currently in post-production, to focus on the healing of their family.

His 20-year-old daughter Autumn sadly took her own life back in March, which lead to the film originally taking a two week hiatus.

“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,” Zack said of initially wanting to return to work.

He added, “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 and Deborah‘s break from the movie will not impact the film’s schedule which is set to hit theaters November 17th.

“I want the movie to be amazing and I’m a fan, but that all pales pretty quickly in comparison. I know the fans are going to be worried about the movie, but there are seven other kids that need me. In the end, it’s just a movie. It’s a great movie. But it’s just a movie,” Zack said.

Our thoughts are with Zack, Deborah and their family and friends during this difficult time.

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    This will do to the DCEU what Paul Walker’s dead did to the Fast and Furious franchise. These Hollywood folks like to profit from personal tragedies.

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    My condolences RIP Autumn – so sad, if watching Christiane F and 13 Reasons Why helps prevent this, go for it. When I grew up they showed us black & white films on the effects of alcohol and alcohol whilst driving, also b/w film on effects of smoking tobacco. I spent my teens anyway growing up with an alcoholic resident.