Joss Whedon quits Batgirl
Joss Whedon has left DC's Batgirl.
Whedon, best known as the creator of Buffy The Vampire Slayer and writer and director of both Avengers movies, was announced as writer and director of the movie in March 2017, but has now left the project and a new director and writer will be sought.
Speaking about his decision, 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. I’m grateful to everyone who was so welcoming when I arrived, and so understanding when I… uh, is there a sexier word for 'failed'?"
Whedon, who took over production on Justice League last year when Zack Snyder was forced to step aside, will now return to his own projects.
Batgirl first appeared in DC Comics in 1967 as Barbara Gordon, the daughter of Gotham City police commissioner James Gordon and has always been one of Gotham's most popular characters, but this will be her debut movie.