Joss Whedon Says Goodbye To Batgirl

Jason O’Toole

Credit: DC Entertainment / Warner Bros. / The Hollywood Reporter


It looks as though Batgirl, the upcoming DC movie, will have to find a new director. Joss Whedon has resigned from his role as writer and director of the movie. Apparently, he couldn’t figure out the best way to bring the hero to the screen in the wake of the phenomenal Wonder Woman. It is also impossible to deny that a male director might not be the best voice for a female led superhero film in today’s world. With that said, Whedon may be the only male director who could have pulled this off. He has written several great strong female characters over the years. Whedon told The Hollywood Reporter in an interview, “Batgirl is such an exciting project, and Warner/DC such collaborative and supportive partners, that it took me months to realize I really didn’t have a story. 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?”


The failure of Justice League might have made Whedon a little gun-shy about taking on another DC project. He was brought on to direct that film after Zach Snyder suffered a family tragedy. We later got word that Snyder was on his way out sooner or later as DC had become disappointed with the direction he was taking the story. Whedon had the hard job of lightening the tone of Justice League. Unfortunately, even his influence wasn’t enough to please the fans. Whedon is definitely forthcoming with his fans about the reasons for his decisions. After parting ways with Marvel, he commented about how he really felt months later. Truth be told, the quote he gave The Hollywood Reporter could be what really transpired. We here at Entertain The Geeky will keep our ears to the ground for further statements from the filmmaker. Leave us a comment with your thoughts on this latest development.

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