Justice League- Zack Snyder Leaves Due to Personal Tragedy; Joss Whedon to Finish Film

After the mixed reaction to Man of Steel and the overall disappointment of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, fans have been hesitant about director Zack Snyder's involvement in the upcoming Justice League film, which is currently set for a November release. I personally really liked Man of Steel, but I wasn't as big of a fan of Batman v. Superman. So, in terms of this new DC Universe, Snyder is 1:0 in my book. But I've been hopeful for Justice League. I don't know if it's going to be great, but I've been hoping that DC has learned their lesson, and that this movie will, in fact, be awesome. But, just a matter of months before the film's release, there has been a major shake-up. After a personal tragedy, Snyder is stepping down from Justice League, and will not be involved for the rest of the production. Instead, the recently announced Batgirl director, Joss Whedon, will be stepping in to oversee post-production and reshoots. 

This is an incredibly sad time for the Snyder family, and my thoughts and prayers go out to them. Obviously, Snyder did what he had to do, and all I wish is for him to be able to get through this. With that aside, this is a major story. For one, I don't know if something like this has happened, for a film of this magnitude, in recent history. I can't remember hearing anything like this happening before. It will be interesting to learn later how much of the film was done prior to this, and how much was shaped after Whedon stepped in. Speaking of Whedon, it's fascinating that they've chosen him to take over. One, I think he's a great director, so that's definitely a plus. But it shows just how much good grace he has with DC currently. It must mean that DC is really behind his Batgirl movie, and that he is really excited about working with DC as well. I don't think Whedon will have a ton of influence over the final product. I think he will mostly be making sure everything runs smoothly, and that it finishes on time for its November release date. What this story more says is how important Whedon is to DC right now, and the sheer unprecedented nature of this kind of situation. Again, my thoughts and prayers go to the Snyder family, and this is an incredibly sad story to hear. But the ramifications of such a change-up cannot go unmentioned, in terms of what it means for the Justice League movie. 

What do you think? How much will this shake-up effect the final film? Am I reading too much into Joss Whedon taking over? Please leave your thoughts and prayers for the Snyder family in the comments section below. 

Written by: Nate
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