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Joss Whedon says he did have an idea for a Batgirl movie after all…

April 24th, 2018 by Marc Comments

With news breaking a while back that Joss Whedon had left the Batgirl movie at Warners/DC as writer/director because he had no ideas for the character (here), some figured that, after the fallout over Justice League, Warners had let Whedon go.

And we sort of figured that would be the last we’d hear about it.

At the time, Whedon said: “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.” 

However, at the Avengers: Infinity War red carpet event yesterday, Whedon was approached by Variety (below) and the topic of Batgirl came up and Whedon had some more information to add:

“I felt it had been a year since I first pitched a story. A lot happened in that year, and I felt some of the elements might not work as well, and the story just kind of crumbled in my hands because there were elements I just hadn’t mastered, and after a long time I felt like I wasn’t going to. So I told people I didn’t have an idea, which isn’t the exact truth.

“I had an idea, and it just didn’t fit in the space that was left for it. It was a little heartbreaking because I was so excited about it, but I’m working on something of my own, and there’s nothing more exciting than that.”

With all the changes that are happening at Warner/DC since Justice League, we cold definitely see Whedon at least telling a half truth here… things changed under his feet.

Does this mean he was fired? Who knows… but despite there being a lot of hate for Whedon online now (we’re not getting into it, but pull up a rock, a brew and have a google search) we would liked to have seen what he would have done if left to his own devices.

Source: Variety

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….