Although reports have been flowing in to prove otherwise, trustworthy sources have claimed that Joss Whedon is still on board to write and direct a Batgirl movie for the DC Films Universe of Warner Bros.
The renowned Buffy, The Vampire Slayer maker, got entrenched in the comic book based movie world when he made two extremely successful Avengers films for Marvel Studios. After he made Age of Ultron, he separated with Marvel in a friendly manner and after lying low for a while, he shocked the world by announcing his joining DC to make a Batgirl solo movie. What was further shocking was to see Whedon take charge of reshoots and post-production for Justice League after Zack Snyder’s exit in the wake of a family crisis. After Justice League’s mixed reviews and struggles on box office and a few tried to blame the film’s debacle on Whedon, stating that his direction style was at loggerheads with Snyder’s that resulted in a film which had no genuine visual or theme consistency. SuperBroMoviesclaimed via a source that after the Justice League’s failures and the director’s well-known spats with his former wife compelled Warner Bros. to fire Whedon from Batgirl.
Later they removed that report, and now another media outlet is claiming that there is no change with the movie. EW reports quoting various sources that Whedon is busy writing Batgirl script and is still confirmed to direct it. They said that change is always possible. However, no talk about removing him is going on as of now.
The earlier report about Whedon’s firing had faults. The hint about Whedon’s personal issues leading to his exit was illogical as those happened many months back and were about the chaotic termination of a marriage and nothing like the current wave of sexual abuse allegations which have seen many Hollywood biggies collapse.
Probably, the more confusing idea is about Whedon being responsible for Justice League’s faults. The film was already in troubles before Snyder’s exit, and an early version of the movie was called “unwatchable.” Snyder also indirectly acknowledged the issues when he roped in Whedon to handle the new scenes after the main filming was wrapped up. It was difficult for Whedon to finish a movie of this magnitude at such an advanced stage of production in that scenario.
Whedon is among the lead Hollywood personalities and among the most trusted directors. It is possible that DC Films Universe has finished the Snyder chapter, it is just starting the one with Whedon.