The Internet Reacts To Joss Whedon Exiting DC’s ‘Batgirl’ Film

Batgirl Barbara Gordon DC ComicsToday, it was reported that Joss Whedon will longer direct DC’s standalone Batgirl film and now fans have taken to Twitter to share their reactions to the news.

Whedon was set to write and direct the Batgirl film after reportedly pitching a strong enough concept to convince Warner Bros. to add the project to their list of developing DC films. However, Whedon has now exited the project because he was unable to break a story centered on Barbara Gordon.

Now, it appears most people are thrilled to learn that Whedon will no longer be involved in the project and many have shared their excitement over the possibility of seeing a woman direct the Batgirl film.

You can check out a collection of reactions to the news below!

The Tracking Board reports that Warner Bros and  DC Films’ Walter Hamada are planning to hire a female director to helm the Batgirl film should the project move forward.

Batgirl now joins a long list of DC projects that are in a questionable stage of development which includes The BatmanMan of Steel 2NightwingCyborgGotham City SirensGreen Lantern CorpsBlack Adam, and Justice League Dark.

What are your thoughts on Whedon’s exit? Sound off below!

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5 Things The ‘Batgirl’ Movie Needs To Get Right

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Batgirl Barbara Gordon DC ComicsDC has been on a roll recently with reports concerning future spin-off films. Some of these reported projects are just speculative, but a Batgirl movie from director Joss Whedon is something that’s already been officially confirmed to be happening. With Whedon heading the film, there is a lot of excitement in the air, but this is a challenging project to tackle and do right. Batgirl is much beloved, and outside of animation and some comics, the character has not been given the time to lead a feature film.

Making Batgirl the lead of a movie may sound like a challenging concept, but it can definitely work. There are things that the film can do that can be new and original, but there’s a lot more to it than that. Warner Bros. and DC have to find a way to make sure that aspects and creative decisions made on the film reflect the character in a positive way. If everything’s done right, Batgirl could make for a truly great superhero film.

Here are 5 things the Batgirl movie needs to get right. Click Next to Continue.

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Sebastian Peris

Sebastian Peris

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  • CinemaConFan

    Wow, once again proving that some people on the Internet are often brainless…..they’re celebrating that Joss Whedon left the Batgirl project. Wow. Rejoicing that a talented filmmaker isn’t doing a great project…..because they’re a white male?!!!!! Some folks…all they can seem to talk about is ‘the problem with white male directors being hired’. Please. That’s discrimination against white men. IF (that’s a hypothetical IF) a successful while male director pitches a great idea to at studio – the studio should HIRE him. Race/gender should NOT be a point of discussion.

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  • Fenix

    Lol DCEU fans.

    • xxjinzaxx

      Sounds more like DC fans, generally. Why “lol”? Because they’re self-aware?

      • Fenix

        Because they seem to blame Joss entirely for the JL abortion when it’s Hack Snyder and Tsujihara’s faults chiefly.

        • xxjinzaxx

          Justice League is Whedon’s movie. If you do not understand that yet, then you, unequivocally, have no business in this conversation. Keep up with developments or you’ll hurt yourself.

          • Axxell

            It’s labeled as Snyder’s movie officially, and rightly so. If a pitcher comes in relief of a game where the team is 8 runs in the hole, the loss is attributed to the starter, not the closer.

            Snyder also has a history of bad films, including the rest of his DCFU entries.

          • xxjinzaxx

            A Hollwyood union technicality. Again, your assumptions and knowledge are either misplaced or you are being categorically disingenuous. Pick one. As it stands, no one besides the so-called executives, knows how the “Snyder Cut” turned out. To say one way or the other, based purely on faith due to affinity or distaste, is a stepping block of a sycophant.

          • Axxell

            There’s a reason founded in fact for the “technicality”… Snyder shot and produced most of the film. Whedon had to adhere to Snyder’s script, using actors he didn’t pick, and only making changes and adding minor scenes to offset the tone. Basically 0 creative input on the story. As much as you want to make Whedon the scapegoat, Snyder is the one who’s screw¡ng up.

    • Jonathan Bower

      LOL. Joss is a CW writer who delivered ONE good Marvel film because all of the set-up was done for him and he just had to have the characters bicker and then fight CGI crash dummies. His awkward reshoots and cringeworthy attempts at humor definitely hurt JL.