Joss Whedon steps away from Warner Bros. and DC’s “Batgirl” film

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Writer/Director Joss Whedon has exited the announced Warner Bros. and DC film “Batgirl,” after admitting he couldn’t come up with a story for the movie.

Whedon, who wrote and directed the first two “Avengers” films for Marvel Studios as well as several other successful super hero-based projects, told THR he would be stepping away from the project.

“Batgirl is such an exciting project, and Warners/DC [have been] such collaborative and supportive partners, that it took me months to realize I really didn’t have a story,” Whedon said.

Whedon reportedly signed on with Warner Bros. to write and direct “Batgirl” back in March of last year.

This would not have been his first project in the DCEU however. Whedon was brought in to take over “Justice League” after Zack Snyder stepped away due to a family tragedy.

No replacement for Whedon, or any other plans for “Batgirl” have yet been announced.

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