Zack Snyder director for “Batman v. Superman,” has stepped down from the movie, “The Justice League” due to an unfortunate event. Snyder’s 20-year-old daughter her name has committed suicide.
His wife, Deborah Snyder, a producer of the film, will also be stepping down from the movie to support their family.
According to The Guardian, Snyder’s Daughter died in March.
The incident was first kept a secret and was only known by a couple of people. The movie was put in a two-week break for Snyder to deal with the tragedy, said The Hollywood Reporter.
“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 Snyder told the Hollywood Reporter.
Joss Whedon, known for directing “The Avengers” and other films, will be taking over for Snyder on the movie, according to The Guardian and other news sites.
Gizmodo’s article reported that Whedon has already been working in the film as it claims that the, “producer Charles Roven confirmed that Whedon was already involved in the post-production of Justice League before agreeing to take over for Snyder.”
Snyder stated that, “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.”
Warner Bros. Picture President, Toby Emmerich, supports Snyder and his decision and commented that, “what they are going through is unimaginable.”
Justice League is still to be released on its original date of Nov. 17.