Joss Whedon won’t direct ‘Batgirl’: “I didn’t really have a story”

“Marvel's The Avengers” Director Joss Whedon on set Ph: Zade Rosenthal © 2011 MVLFFLLC. TM & © 2011 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

Warner Bros. has lost another director, this time it’s Batgirl’s Joss Whedon.

“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,” Whedon told The Hollywood Reporter.

It sounds like Whedon decided to leave on his own, and DC Films President Geoff Johns and Warner Bros. President Toby Emmerich were understanding of that decision.

“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’?,” Whedon added.

Update: Sources tell Variety that the decision was mutual, and that Warner Bros. would like a female directors for movies about female characters like Batgirl.

Whedon directed some of Justice League after Zack Snyder stepped down. It’s unknown if he will continue working with Warner Bros. on a different DC character. Let me know what you think of this news in the comments below.

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter