Joss Whedon has stepped in to take over the re-shoots for the Justice League movie after a family tragedy has forced Zack Snyder and his producer wife Deborah to step away from the movie.

Whedon had just been signed on to do the new Batgirl movie, (YES!), and had been working with Zack Snyder since the death of their daughter Autumn. The Snyder’s have decided to spend time with their family and concentrate on them for the foreseeable future. Our thoughts are with them at this tragic time.

Having Whedon work on the movie cannot be a bad thing, and he will bring his experience of working on the Marvel movies to the table.

Reported by Louis Turfrey