Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator and Avengers director Joss Whedon is bidding farewell to DC Films for the time being.
According to an exclusive story in The Hollywood Reporter, director Joss Whedon is leaving the Batgirl movie that he was to write and direct for DC Films and Warner Brothers. Whedon gave a very honest reason for why he’s leaving the project; he didn’t have a story.
In a statement released to THR, Whedon said. “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,” he said. “I’m grateful to Geoff (Johns) and Toby (Emmerich) and everyone who was so welcoming when I arrived, and so understanding when I…uh, is there a sexier word for ‘failed?'”
Whedon was brought on board the Batgirl film in March of 2017 and worked with DC Films and Warner Brothers on reshoots for Justice League. His departure, hopefully, will signal the studio to bring in a new writer and director to take over the property, possibly a female writer. Something the production needs in my opinion.
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