Today, 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!
It literally took Joss Whedon leaving Batgirl for my TL to be collectively happy about something. Incredible, lol
— TheFliteCast (@TheFliteCast) February 22, 2018
"Joss Whedon exits BATGIRL Movie" pic.twitter.com/hGMD4qTRoA
— Walt (@UberKryptonian) February 22, 2018
Joss Whedon no more directing Batgirl. Warner Bros. finally coming back to their senses! pic.twitter.com/XVkQjUZWzh
— Anime & Comics News. (@Jrnotjnr) February 22, 2018
JOSS WHEDON IS LEAVING THE BATGIRL MOVIE, I HAVE NEVER BEEN SO THRILLED TO HEAR ABOUT A PROJECT BEING DELAYED pic.twitter.com/2ilQ77MB6b
— Kay Taylor Rea (@kaytaylorrea) February 22, 2018
joss whedon ragequit the batgirl movie after the studio asked him to not write the one character he always writes
— brian feldman (Michael Clayton is on Netflix) (@bafeldman) February 22, 2018
Joss Whedon is leaving Batgirl and although I want the movie as soon as I can get my hands on it, I'm glad it's being handed over to someone else. Crossing my fingers for a female director pic.twitter.com/GMRciGoSH9
— April Dawn (@April13Dawn) February 22, 2018
Kinda sad that Joss Whedon is leaving Batgirl, but on a brighter note it opens it up for a female director. pic.twitter.com/5PhvdOwjQY
— PissedOffGeek.com (@pissedOgeek) February 22, 2018
With Joss Whedon no longer directing Batgirl, I really want to see Greta Gerwig take the reigns with Saoirse Ronan or Haley Lu Richardson taking on the main role. Make my dreams come true!!
— Matt 'Mister Police' St.Clair (@filmguy619) February 22, 2018
Joss Whedon is no longer directing #Batgirl??
Best news I've heard all week.
— Renee (@rangerlove7) February 22, 2018
I’m super hopeful that WB hires a female director for #Batgirl plenty of talented female directors!!
— Justin Shanlian (@BATMANShanlian) February 22, 2018
Fake feminist Joss Whedon has officially exited the BATGIRL film.
Thank the heavens above.
He was the worst thing to ever step foot into the DCEU thus far. Finally, some good DC news. #Batgirl
— Jesabel (@JesabelRaay) February 22, 2018
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 Batman, Man of Steel 2, Nightwing, Cyborg, Gotham City Sirens, Green Lantern Corps, Black 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
DC 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.