The recent death of one of Zack Snyder's children has caused the famous filmmaker to reevaluate his priorities. The prominent Director announced just recently that he will be stepping down as the director of the ongoing project, "Justice League," effective immediately.

Tragic death of a family member

Autumn Snyder, the director's 20-year old daughter, was found dead on March 12. The young Sarah Lawrence College student died from an apparent suicide through the excessive intake of an unspecified medication. The official cause of death has yet to be revealed by investigators as they are still waiting for the toxicology test results to be released.

The young aspiring writer is one of the 51-year old director's eight children. Snyder has four children from his first marriage with Denise Weber, another two from his second relationship with Kirsten Elin, and two adopted children with his current wife, Deborah Snyder.

Family comes first

In a recent interview the Hollywood Reporter, Snyder revealed that he actually tried to continue and focus on his work amidst the family's tragedy. However, the director apparently couldn't do it anymore, which is why he and his wife have decided to just step back and spend more time with their family and their children. The emotional filmmaker also explained that everyone is having a hard time and that they all just need each other to be there for one another.

He even mentioned that he is aware that fans are going to be worried about the status of "Justice League," but in the end, "it's just a movie."

The show must go on

Snyder and his wife are both pivotal in the production process of Warner Bros.'s upcoming DC film. Snyder directed and produced several of the franchise's films, including "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," "Suicide Squad," "Wonder Woman," and "Man of Steel."

According to sources close to the production, the studios have apparently placed director Joss Whedon as the one responsible for completing the project in the absence of the Snyders.

Whedon, who directed both "The Avengers" and "Age of Ultron," has been working with Snyder on "Justice League" for the past month. Following the reports of Snyder's exit, Warner Bros. Pictures president Toby Emmerich announced to reporters that the upcoming scenes that will be filmed will still be sticking to the Snyder's style template and that the movie should still be released on Nov. 17 as scheduled.