Wednesday, 18 July, 2018


Joss Whedon won't direct 'Batgirl': "I didn't have a story"

The Bat-signal is being dimmed... for now Left Jason LaVeris Getty Images Right courtesy of DC Comics
Hannah Rogers | 23 February, 2018, 01:28

Though Whedon's statement feels like the ideal example of why he isn't the right choice for the film - Joss, why are you trying to make failure sexy?

When we checked in with Warner Bros. back in November, the Batgirl movie was moving along with Joss Whedon as director.

The directing gig was announced previous year, after Whedon stepped in to finish "Justice League" when Zack Snyder left the project following his daughter's suicide.

Whedon's exit, though, is not altogether surprising.

"Batgirl is such an exciting project, and [Warner Bros. and DC are] such collaborative and supportive partners that it took me months to realize I really didn't have a story", Whedon said in a statement. Rosario Dawson also voiced Batgirl in The Lego Batman Movie previous year. The deal was first made public last March, and would have seen the writer and director of Disney/Marvel's tentpole blockbuster The Avengers join a rival comics universe of movies.

With Whedon's departure, it's uncertain whether Warner Bros. will continue development of a "Batgirl" movie. With the massive success and cultural importance of Wonder Woman, the property seems like a no brainer for the companies. It will have to be patient before being attached to the schedule of films DC to come, but it may well be that Flashpoint and Batgirl arrive soon on our screens! He was toiling away on his own original scripts when WB put up the Justice League batsignal for Whedon, so perhaps he'll indeed be taking that superhero movie break that he intended post-Age of Ultron after all.

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