Not long ago, fans of the DC Extended Universe were left stunned when news broke about Zack Snyder’s involvement with the Justice League. The director announced that he was stepping down from the film with wife Deborah Snyder to focus on his family. The couple revealed that Snyder’s daughter Autumn had committed suicide earlier this March, prompting the pair to set back from work to heal their family. Justice League will finish its post-production with Joss Whedon at the helm. Now, one producer from the DCEU is speaking out about the shift in directors.
Tonight, Charles Roven appeared at the premiere
“We’re excited about the film, of course - but we were saddened by the events that caused Zack Snyder and Deborah Snyder to have to leave and turn the reins over to Joss Whedon," Roven said at the Wonder Woman premiere.
"He was already working with us on some of the scenes for that additional photography that we’re going to be doing shortly. It was fortunate that Zack convinced him, and he agreed to step in and finish the movie - to help Zack finish his vision. We’re excited about that.”
For the Snyder family, they recently thanked fans for all their support following the announcement of Autumn's tragic passing. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Zack told
“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 as his wife Deborah sat beside him. “The demands of this job are pretty intense. It is all consuming. And in the last two
In Justice League, fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Justice League is directed by Zack Snyder, from a screenplay by Chris Terrio, based on a story by Snyder and Terrio, and stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Willem Dafoe, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons, and Ciarán Hinds.