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JUSTICE LEAGUE (2017): Joss Whedon Takes Over Directing Duties

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Joss Whedon Replaces Zack Snyder As Director Of Justice League

The Avengers director Joss Whedon has been tapped by Warner Bros. to direct Justice League following Zack Snyder‘s departure from the project.

Snyder ultimately decided to withdraw from the project after the tragic suicide of his daughter two months ago. Explaining that he initially thought he could bury himself in work to cope with his grief, the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director resolved to instead turn over the director’s chair to someone else and spend time with his family as they mourn their loss.

To that end, Whedon will oversee production on the DC Comics superhero movie until its release this November. Having served as a writer on the film, he is no stranger to the DC Extended Universe in general and League in particular. Additionally, he has been selected to direct the planned Batgirl movie.

Per Superherohype, the source of this story:

Justice League, which features a screenplay from Chris Terrio from a story by Snyder and Terrio, stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, with J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon, and Amy Adams as Lois Lane.

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