Zack Snyder explained the real reason why he departed Justice League back in 2017 during the end of the film’s production.
When Joss Whedon was hired to take over Justice League production, which we now know involved lengthy reshoots that reworked Zack Snyder’s vision, it was revealed in the press release that the filmmaker departed the project due to the passing of his daughter. However, there have been rumors since that Snyder was actually fired off the project because Warner Bros. was unhappy with his version of Justice League.
With Zack Snyder’s cut of Justice League coming soon, new details about the departure come from the upcoming book, Release the Snyder Cut. In a quote released by CinemaBlend, Snyder said he left Justice League in 2017 because his heart wasn’t in it due to the family tragedy:
“I just was kind of done with it. I was in this place of [knowing] my family needs me more than this bullshit, and I just need to honor them and do the best I can to heal that world. I had no energy to fight [the studio], and fight for [the movie]. Literally, zero energy for that. I really think that’s the main thing. I think there’s a different world where I stayed and kind of tried. And I’m sure I could have . . . because every movie is a fight, right? I was used to that. But I just did not have the [energy]. There was no fight in me. I had been beaten by what was going on in my life and I just didn’t want to, I didn’t care to . . . that was kind of where I was.”
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Here is the official synopsis for Zack Snyder’s 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.
Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons, and Ciarán Hinds.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League Cut is set to hit HBO Max in March 2021. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the future of the DC Extended Universe, and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!