While it’s a given that creative arguments happen in every film, it’s still unfortunate to hear Snyder’s side of the story about his exit. Snyder’s vision for the DCEU had its fair share of ups and downs throughout his time with the franchise, but this new reveal definitely adds more layers to the troubled production history of the 2017 movie.
In a report from Cinema Blend, Sean O’ Connell, the author of the Release the Snyder Cut book, shared an excerpt of his interview with Zack Snyder about the famed director’s cut.
Snyder revealed the true story behind his departure from the production of 2017’s Justice League by pointing out that he was “kind of done with it,” also admitting that he “had no energy to fight [the studio], and fight [for the movie]:”
“I just was kind of done with it. I was in this place of [knowing] my family needs me more than this bullshit, and I just need to honor them and do the best I can to heal that world. I had no energy to fight [the studio], and fight for [the movie]. Literally, zero energy for that. I really think that’s the main thing.”
Based on Snyder’s comments, it’s safe to say that Justice League was the final straw, and his remark of having “no fight in me” is solid evidence of that. Of course, this is on top of his daughter’s death, and it’s understandable that he ultimately needed to step out and stop fighting for the film.