Last year’s Justice League left fans with a lot to be desired. The film was supposed to rival Marvel’s The Avengers both financially and critically; but with a number of production hiccups, was unable to perform in an already densely packed November 2017.
Among those hiccups… the departure of director Zack Snyder after the tragic loss of his daughter. Snyder left the production quoting…
“I’ve decided to take a step back from the movie to be with my family, be with my kids, who really need me.”
Snyder and Warner Bros. to publicly announced in May that The Avengers helmer, Joss Whedon, would be stepping in to take over the production. However, Josh L. Dickey (former reporter for Mashable) sent out some tweets yesterday, stating that Snyder was actually fired (not stepped away) from the film over one year ago.
Since I’m shifting into DGAF mode, here’s a hot one for ya: Zack Snyder was fired from the DCEU just over 1 year ago. Couldn’t write it ~quite~ that way at the time, but was able to tapdance around it [clumsy/oblique headline not mine] https://t.co/7cht70rCaG
— Josh L. Dickey (@JLDlite) February 10, 2018
Warner Bros. and Snyder have had a great working relationship over the last decade, pumping out films like 300 (2006), Watchmen (2009), Man of Steel (2013), and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016). It is believable that perhaps Warner Bros. chose to not shed bad light on their long time collaborator in the wake of his daughter’s death, although it is still unclear.
Do you think Snyder was fired from Justice League?