Snyder steps down, Whedon steps in

Amid reports that extensive reshoots of the upcoming JUSTICE LEAGUE movie had resulted in Zack Snyder’s film essentially being remade before it was ever released comes news that Snyder is stepping away from the project altogether. Snyder’s daughter, we have learned, committed suicide in March, and Snyder has stated that he and his family need time, space, and privacy to cope with the tragedy. To hell with all the online trolls who are celebrating, or taking advantage of this family’s pain to hurl insults. I commend the man for taking care of his family first and extend to him my deepest sympathy. Only a truly evil person would find it impossible to dredge up some compassion for a father who has lost a child.

As far as the JUSTICE LEAGUE movie goes, though, there is good news. The man who will be stepping in to oversee the project from here on out is none other than Joss Whedon. You know, the guy who did a little movie called THE AVENGERS. Oh, and THE AVENGERS 2. And BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER. And a shit-ton of other cool stuff. Yes, the League is in good hands. And, as the decision to bring in Whedon was Snyder’s, the latter deserves the credit for taking care of the project and not just dropping it, which would have been completely understandable given the circumstances. Kudos, Zack. And thank you.