Joss Whedon has stepped down from directing the standalone Batgirl movie for Warner Bros.
Whedon, who had signed on to write, produce and direct Batgirl last year has decided to part ways according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter.
In a statement given to the trade, Whedon explained his decision:
“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 in a statement. Referring to DC president Geoff Johns and Warner Bros. Picture Group president Toby Emmerich, Whedon added, “I’m grateful to Geoff and Toby and everyone who was so welcoming when I arrived, and so understanding when I…uh, is there a sexier word for ‘failed?'”
Whedon has been working closely with the Warner Bros. after coming on-board to help with the Justice League reshoots after Zack Snyder left due to a family tragedy.
Hopefully now Warner Bros. will bring on-board a female filmmaker to take the reigns of the much beloved DC Comics character.
Whedon’s exit was first reported by Super Bro Movies last November.
On behalf of Warner Bros, we have been asked to delete the article on Joss Whedon no longer directing Batgirl, out of respect for the industry and company we will be.
They are preparing to put out an official statement as well. pic.twitter.com/OS4NhcXHOq
— SuperBroMovies (@SuperBroMovies) November 22, 2017
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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