Zack Snyder opens up about his original exit from Justice League

Louise McCreesh
·2-min read
Photo credit: Kevin Mazur - Getty Images
Photo credit: Kevin Mazur - Getty Images

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Zack Snyder has opened up about his original Justice League exit.

In May 2017, the director quit the high profile Worlds of DC movie and was replaced by Joss Whedon in a move seemingly prompted by the tragic death of his daughter, Autumn, two months before.

A lot has gone down since, with Whedon being investigated by WarnerMedia over claims of on-set misconduct and Snyder preparing to drop his own Justice League: Director's Cut as a four-episode miniseries on HBO Max later this year.

In a new development, Snyder recently hinted that the need to support his family through the tragedy wasn't the sole reason behind his original exit from the film.

Photo credit: Kevin Mazur - Getty Images
Photo credit: Kevin Mazur - Getty Images

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In upcoming book Release the Snyder Cut, Snyder implies that he was having issues executing the movie in his vision even then — referencing his lack of "energy to fight" as the "main thing" leading to his exit.

"I just was kind of done with it," Snyder said (via "I was in this place of [knowing] my family needs me more than this bulls**t, and I just need to honour 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.

Photo credit: HBO Max
Photo credit: HBO Max

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"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."

Snyder's comments follow him recently revealing which Marvel story would tempt him over to the MCU, as well as confirming his Director's Cut miniseries won't lead to more spin-off movies for the heroes.

Justice League is out now on DVD or Blu-ray, and Zack Snyder's Justice League will premiere as a four-episode miniseries on HBO Max next year.

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