Joss Whedon Is Leaving The DCEU. Good Riddance!

It seems the rumours about Joss Whedon, the director who took over the reigns of Justice League from Zack Snyder, no longer directing the DCEU’s Batgirl movie were true. Whedon has finally admitted that he will not be involved and that he “failed”.

After the lacklustre performance of Justice League at the box office and the retaliation from avid DC fans, it seems Warner Bros. has made a decision to let Whedon step down from Batgirl, and most probably other projects.

In a new statement from the Avengers director, he takes on much of the blame and adds that he, ultimately, “failed”:

“Batgirl is such an exciting project, and Warners/DC such collaborative and supportive partners, that it took me months to realise I really didn’t have a story. 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?”

Despite Whedon mentioning story issues, it’s probably a better idea to have a female director for the project in the current Hollywood climate. Whedon has come under the hot seat recently after an open letter from his ex-wife called him a hypocrite and mentioned that he had multiple affairs over the years.

While this might be sad news for some, Snyder fans will be happy to see Joss Whedon get the boot. Many fans hold him solely responsible for Justice League‘s lukewarm response.


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38 Comments

  1. DCEU is a dead horse at this point. Of course he couldn’t save justice league when it was already full of shitty stuff that Zack Snyder left behind. #RestInPeaceDCEU #GetRebooted

  2. DC needs to gain some sort of Independence from Warner Bros. It’s the studio execs that restrict DC from it’s MASSIVE potential. And yes, Snyder NEEDS to be part of the DCU. It’s different from MCU, and still has space for lighter stories. Whedon needs to focus on Firelight. Fox says they’re willing to greenlight it if he’s on board.

    • You mean Firefly. That’s not likely going to happen because most of the actors are older now and move on to other endeavours. Plus…
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      Spoilers: Unfortunately the film, Serenity has killed alot of the characters of the Firefly crew. So that’s not, again, likely going to happen.

    • So something has to be funny or else it’s boring? Like the Godfather – a hilarious movie. Shawshank Redemption – best comedy ever. Or how about The Dark Knight – a laugh a minute.

    • 70%+ Of It(Justice Shit) Was Made By Hack Snyder He Even Got The Directing Credit In The Movie.

      While Joss Already Said In Credits That “I Tried”

      The Guy (Whedon) Has Directed The Avengers (2012) Best Superhero Team Up Movie Till Date.

      But When 3 Out Of 5 Actors Can’t Act On The Project Which Doesn’t Even Have Proper Script Justice Shit Happens.

      And By The Way After Even Giving Movies Like Justice League, BvS & MoS (Which some hardcore DCEU fanbois thinks were awesome Movies) Snyder Is The One Who Got Fired And Joss Is The One Who Turn Down The Batgirl Project And Left WB By Himself.

      You Know Benedict, RDJ, ScarJo, Sam L Jackson, Paul Rudd etc & Many More Great Actors Are In Rival Studio. DCEU Doesn’t Even Have Good Actors Except 2 Or 3 At Max.

    • Im saying there has to be balance.If Batman is just dark and broody then yes it is boring.Also,in the movies you mentioned-Shawshand,Godfather etc.There are moments of lightness and humour.

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