We were very sad to hear about Zack Snyder's recent family tragedy today. After his daughter's death in March, the Justice League director is now speaking publicly about his loss. Snyder told The Hollywood Reporter that he and his wife are stepping away from the film, to focus on healing their family. Director Joss Whedon will take over filming of some additional scenes in England this summer, and finish editing the movie that is still set for a November 17 release.
Read the rest at The Hollywood Reporter.
The director's colleagues at Warner Bros. have been expressing their sympathy on social media, along with others who know and have worked with Zack and his wife.
My heart, eternal support & thanks to my friend & colleague @zacksnyder - one of the kindest and most inspirational artists I've ever known.— Geoff Johns (@geoffjohns) May 22, 2017
My heart breaks for Zack and Deb. Condolences to their family.— James Wan (@creepypuppet) May 22, 2017
Our hearts are with the Snyder's and have been. Truly good people and friends to so many. xoxo https://t.co/Q3cLX9ihlu— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) May 22, 2017
Thank you @ZackSnyder for leading the league with passion and creativity. We are all so sorry for your family's loss.— jon berg (@thejonberg) May 22, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with @ZackSnyder and his family. Much love to all of them.— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) May 22, 2017
My heart is truly broken for Zack Snyder and his family. Praying for him and his wife as they struggle to get through this tragedy.— Jason Fabok (@JasonFabok) May 22, 2017
My heart goes out to you, @ZackSnyder. I'm sorry for your family's loss. We all love you, sir. I'm here if you need anything.— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) May 22, 2017
We can't help but think that with all Zack had going on these last few months, he still wished Henry a happy birthday and tried to be there for the fans as he continued his work on Justice League.
Please join us in sending good thoughts his way.