In a sad turn of events, Joss Whedon has stepped in to take over for Zack Snyder Justice League director after the filmmaker’s 20-year-old daughter, Autumn Snyder, committed suicide in March, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
“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,” Synder told the publication during an interview in his office on the Warner Bros. lot earlier today.
The director, who has seven other kids and step kids with his wife Deborah Synder, also said that Autumn’s death has changed his perspective on life and what truly matters.
“I want the movie to be amazing and I’m a fan, but that all pales pretty quickly in comparison,” he said. “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.”
SOURCE: E! News