DC Extended Universe Movies News

Joss Whedon No Longer Directing ‘Batgirl’ Movie

Joss Whedon has announced that he will no longer direct the solo 'Batgirl' movie.

In an unsurprising piece of news, Joss Whedon has stepped away from the Batgirl movie.

Whedon was hired to write and direct the solo Batgirl movie almost a year ago, but it sounds like the Buffy The Vampire Slayer creator recently realised that he didn’t have a good enough story to tell. Whedon announced today (February 22, 2018) that he has departed the project with an official statement, which you can read below:

“Batgirl is such an exciting project, and Warners/DC such collaborative and supportive partners, that it took me months to realize I really didn’t have a story,” Whedon tells The Hollywood Reporter. “I’m grateful to Geoff (Johns, DC president) and Toby (Emmerich, Warners Picture Group president) and everyone who was so welcoming when I arrived, and so understanding when I… uh, is there a sexier word for ‘failed’?”

UPDATE – According to Jeff Sneider from The Tracking BoardWarner Bros. and new DC chief Walter Hamada intend to hire a female filmmaker for the Batgirl movie, which will likely please fans of the franchise.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter


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