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How Will Joss Whedon Change the JUSTICE LEAGUE?

Last week, Zack Snyder disclosed that he is stepping away from the Justice League movie in order to be with his family in the wake of his daughter Autumn’s suicide. In a powerful interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Snyder opened up about the painful fallout of this tragedy and why he had to refocus on his loved ones. Once again, our deepest condolences go out to the Snyder family.

Today’s episode of Nerdist News is taking a look ahead at what’s next for the Justice League film. At the request of Snyder himself, The Avengers director Joss Whedon is coming in to write and direct a few additional scenes for Justice League, though it doesn’t sound as though the film is getting quite the overhaul that has been described in rumors thus far. In a recent interview, Warner Bros. President Toby Emmerich indicated that Whedon’s directing duties will be minimal, and this will still very much be Snyder’s vision for the Justice League.

Granted, that doesn’t mean that the film won’t now feature the signature touches of Whedon. It appears that the new scenes scripted and directed by Whedon will include more character- and team-building moments, as well as the comedic banter that made the first two Avengers movies so much fun. There are hints that Whedon’s influence may continue to be felt throughout the finished film, not the least of which being the fact that he is also lined up to direct the Batgirl solo movie, and is apparently going to play a big role in expanding the reach of the DC Extended Universe. It’s encouraging to know that this is what Snyder wanted.

The Snyder family’s tragedy is still at the forefront of our thoughts on this Memorial Day, so we want to take the opportunity to reach out to anyone who is suffering from depression and mental health issues. You are not alone, and there are resources available to help you and anyone you know who may also be struggling with these issues. Many organizations exist for the very purpose of being there for you in your time of need, and we’ve listed a few of them below:

  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline (1-800-273-8255) available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. There is also a 24-hour an Online Chat option available.
  • Crisis Text Line is a 24/7, nationwide crisis-intervention text-message hotline. Text TALK to 741-741.
  • HopeLine is a suicide prevention and crisis intervention hotline that can be called or texted. They operate by using active listening to support and reflect through any kind of crisis, even if not suicide related.
  • The Trevor Project is a nationwide organization that provide crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth.

The Nerdist team wants to remind everyone out there that you don’t have to be alone with your pain. It’s important to remember that there really are people out there who want to help you.

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