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Joss Whedon departs DC's Batgirl movie

Batgirl

Story by Jack Foley

JOSS Whedon has departed DC Entertainment’s Batgirl movie.

The former Marvel Avengers filmmaker, turned DC co-writer [on Justice League] was slated to write and direct the movie, which DC envisaged would follow in the footsteps of their mega-hit Wonder Woman.

However, in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, 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.”

Whedon signed up for Batgirl almost a year ago, in March 2017, with plans to make the character a companion to the female empowerment icon Wonder Woman – only with this one tied to the most popular character in comics, Batman.

In comic form, Batgirl is otherwise known as Barbara Gordon, the daughter of Gotham City police commissioner James Gordon.

However, according to sources cited by The Hollywood Reporter, Whedon could not crack the code of what a Batgirl movie should be. The search is now on for a new writer and director for the project.