Joss Whedon Drops Out Of Batgirl, WB May Go With Female Director

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Joss Whedon Drops Out Of Batgirl, WB May Go With Female Director

"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 told The Hollywood Reporter.

The Batgirl movie is in need of a new director.

Well, the writing's been on the wall for a while and now, it's official: Joss Whedon will no longer direct Batgirl for Warner Bros.

Whedon issued the following statement to the Hollywood Reporter, which broke the news.

Whedon's last project was finishing off the Justice League movie after Zack Snyder had to pull out due to a family tragedy.

Whedon was slated to write and direct the upcoming big-screen adaptation of Gotham City's other bat-inspired vigilante, but announced Thursday he was stepping down because of story struggles.

Since his appointment back in March, Whedon's sexist Wonder Woman screenplay leaked, leading many to worry what he would do to Batgirl. Despite extensive reshoots and an overhaul of the film's story, Whedon's efforts were unsuccessful, with critics and audiences alike roundly slamming the final product.

Joss (born Joseph) carved out his filmmaking career crafting strong female characters in projects like Firefly, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dollhouse, and Avengers: Age of Ultron. So, WB is now looking to replace him, but with whom?

According to THR, after Shazam and Wonder Woman 2, Warner Bros. wishes to release the film solo dedicated to the adventures of Barry Allen aka The Flash and Batgirl, who have already both of their directors.

On paper, this seemingly makes Whedon a ideal fit for Batgirl, based on the version of the character that it was alleged he'd be adapting. Let us know your thoughts down below in the comments.

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