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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

UPDATE: EW recently reached out to their own sources, and according to the outlet, Joss Whedon is still attached to Batgirl, and is currently in the process of writing the script. The outlet goes on to say that this could still change down the line.

That being said, it is a bit suspect that SuperBroMovies was told to take down the report, and that they were preparing to put out an official statement. We’ll have to see how this one rolls out.

ORIGINAL STORY:

The house of cards over at Warner Bros. seem to be toppling. On the heels of Justice League’s underperformance at the box office, the folks over at SuperBroMovies have now reported that a source at Warner Bros. has told them Joss Whedon, who helmed the reshoots for the flick, would no longer direct the Batgirl movie, as previously announced.

According to the report, the decision for him to move on was made months ago, but they opted to wait, as they could have always changed their mind (probably waiting to see the performance of Justice League).

The reasons for his departure weren’t stated, but it’s possible that it has to do both with his work on Justice League, and the problems with his personal life. If you’re unaware, a few months back, his ex-wife published an essay online. In it, she chronicled his infidelity, and highlighted the fact that he was a man who strove to empower women. She pointed to his “hypocrisy” at being a cheater and a feminist (you can take from that statement what you will).

Following the lackluster performance of Justice League, it was likely the final nail in the coffin.

While writing this piece, the original report from SuperBroMovies was pulled down, and the following tweet posted:

With this in mind, it sounds like this is more than just a rumor, and will likely get an official announcement soon.

What do you think? Is this a huge loss for Warner Bros.? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCES: SuperBroMovies (1), (2)

  • agooseontheloose

    GOOD!
    I’m sure the financial and critical issues with JL is one of the reasons.

  • Lenin1959

    The DC movie universe is coming to a grinding halt. It might rise again in a decade or two – as a new beast, and maybe a powerful this time!

  • Katie

    Kinda glad tbh. I like Joss’s films they are kinda similar but I dont care much because they entertain me. That being said a fresh perspective/indie or up and coming director would be interesting.

  • Victor Roa

    uhhhhhhhh, that’s kinda bad. To be honest, I want to see a Batgirl film, her story is always more interesting than batman’s “MY PARENTS ARE DEAD SO I PUNCH THINGS!” But Joss sucks with visuals even if his whole schtick is teenage girl angst….. so yeah, on top of that he did NO promotion for Justice League which does spell trouble with the studio…. I kinda want this film made even if it’s Gail Simone style or Babs Tarr neon pop style. Hell, I’ll take wheel chair Orcale.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer’s always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he’s always been something of a story junkie.