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.