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Screenwriter James Gunn, Wonder Women director Patty Jenkins and Furious 7 filmmaker James Wan were among the film figures who extended their condolences to Zack Snyder after news of a family tragedy was made public Monday.
The Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice director, who was at the helm of the upcoming DC Comics film Justice League, announced that he and wife Deborah Snyder (a producer on the movie) will both be stepping away from the project to focus on their family after the sudden death of their 20-year-old daughter, who died by suicide in March.
“In my mind, I thought it was a cathartic thing to go back to work, to just bury myself and see if that was the way through it,” Snyder told The Hollywood Reporter on Monday. “The demands of this job are pretty intense. It is all-consuming. And in the last two months, I’ve come to the realization … I’ve decided to take a step back from the movie to be with my family, be with my kids, who really need me. They are all having a hard time. I’m having a hard time.”
Jenkins tweeted, “Our hearts are with the Snyder’s and have been,” while DC Films head Geoff Johns relayed his support to Snyder, “one of the kindest and most inspirational artists I’ve ever known.”
See more reactions below.
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
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
My heart breaks for Zack and Deb. Condolences to their family.
— James Wan (@creepypuppet) 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
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
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 am so, so sorry for your loss.
All love from my family to Deborah, your family and yourself.
— David Hayter (@DavidBHayter) May 22, 2017
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