Less than a year after announcement, Joss Whedon is off of the upcoming Batgirl movie. With the overtly feminist messaging and marketing in and around Wonder Woman, Whedon's attachment to Batgirl seemed like an odd fit for some, especially when his feminist bona fides came under question by his ex-wife right around the start of the #metoo movement. "I'm grateful to [DC president] Geoff [Johns] and [Warners Picture Group president] 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 has an existing relationship with WB and DC, as he took over Justice League directing duties following Zack Snyder's exit due to a family tragedy.
The report goes on to say that Whedon couldn't "crack the code for what the Batgirl story should be".
It's unclear at this time if Warner Bros. and DC are planning to scrap the "Batgirl" project entirely, or if they'll push forward with a new director.
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As for what's next for Whedon, he's returning to his signature creation Buffy the Vampire Slayer for a new Dark Horse Comics series, and after that? Which was what was similar to what he said years ago with his Wonder Woman script.
In a surprisingly candid statement issued to The Hollywood Reporter, Whedon explained his decision to bail on "Batgirl", chalking it up to essentially a nasty case of writer's block.
The fact that Whedon had apparently gotten the "Batgirl" gig without a fully fleshed-out concept in mind is the epitome of white male privilege, but also not hard to believe happening in Hollywood. This last has in particular worked on 300: Rise of an Empire, Godzilla and A Star Is Born, a movie with Bradley Cooper which will be released this year, as a producer.