Big names from both superhero tentpoles, Marvel and DC, have paid respects to director Zack Snyder, who recently announced that he is stepping down from the upcoming Justice League film to focus on his family.
Following the suicide of his 20-year-old daughter Autumn Snyder back in March, Snyder has pulled out from the DCEU, with Avengers’ Joss Whedon taking the reigns. Following the announcement, a number of Snyder’s DC colleagues and friends, including Geoff Johns, Patty Jenkins and James Wan, have taken to Twitter and Facebook to pay their respects.
My heart breaks for Zack and Deb. Condolences to their family.
— James Wan (@creepypuppet) May 22, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with @ZackSnyder and his family. Much love to all of them.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) May 22, 2017
My heart, eternal support & thanks to my friend & colleague @zacksnyder – one of the kindest and most inspirational artists I've ever known.
— Geoff Johns (@geoffjohns) May 22, 2017
My heart goes out to you, @ZackSnyder. I'm sorry for your family's loss. We all love you, sir. I'm here if you need anything.
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) May 22, 2017
Our hearts are with the Snyder's and have been. Truly good people and friends to so many. xoxo https://t.co/Q3cLX9ihlu
— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) May 22, 2017
Thank you @ZackSnyder for leading the league with passion and creativity. We are all so sorry for your family's loss.
— jon berg (@thejonberg) May 22, 2017
And love and thoughts to @ZackSnyder and family. Also, gratitude for the passion brought to the DCEU always
— Scott Snyder (@Ssnyder1835) May 23, 2017
Wishing Zack and Deborah some measure of peace & solace in the wake of their heartbreaking family tragedy. Love you guys
— Jim Lee (@JimLee) May 22, 2017
I'm sure many of you have already seen this but this is just terribly sad https://t.co/5QK1t0ZLVK
— Chris McKay (@buddboetticher) May 22, 2017
We met @ZackSnyder while making Injustice1. He was very gracious to us on the set of BvS. Sending positive energy to him & his family.
— Ed Boon (@noobde) May 23, 2017