Filmmaker Joss Whedon has stepped away from his attachment to pen and direct the “Batgirl” film at Warner Bros. Pictures.
It had previously been confirmed the film would be a part of the DC Extended Universe, though the project’s fate was uncertain as the studio has been overhauling personnel in charge of their DC projects following the disappointment of “Justice League”.
Whedon, who has been developing the project for nearly a year, said in a statement:
“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. 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’?”
No other producers are attached at present though Toby Emmerich, Jon Berg and Geoff Johns were overseeing it.
The news comes in the wake of a brief report at Batman News which indicated the next DCEU film, “Aquaman,” was tested recently at the studio with unfinished effects. Even in its early state though: “So far two different sources told me they loved #Aquaman! There’s tons of action but it’s a very emotional movie as well.” That film opens around year’s end.
Source: Heat Vision