Why does it matter when he was fired? If he was fired, it wasn't because of his daughter. I'm sure he already got paid for the work he did, I'm betting he wasn't on a salary so he didn't lose some kind of consistent paycheck by getting fired. Where they suppose to wait a certain amount of months after the admittedly terrible event to fire him? If he was going to be fired and not keep working on the film, they pretty much had to do it at that point. Was he supposed to stick around and watch reshoots over Whedon's shoulder? I'm truly sorry for what happened to his family. But I'm glad he got fired, and since I'm very sure his daughter's death wasn't connected to the reason he was fired I don't consider his personal tragedy as being related to my happiness over him being fired. His career is fine, he'll be directing some pile of crap action movie before too long. The firing didn't hurt his overall career, it didn't put him into financial trouble, and it didn't occur because of what happened to his daughter. So, yeah, trying to bring his daughter into this is ridiculous.