Roxane Gay offers to write ‘Batgirl’ movie after Joss Whedon’s departure
The tweet gained a lot of attention from fans who encouraged the feminist author's petition. Soon, Michele Wells, a Warner Bros. vice president who also works on DC films, responded to Roxane’s message.
The Batgirl movie may have just received its redemption! Author Roxane Gay has offered her creative skills to potentially write for the upcoming DC movie.
On Thursday, it was revealed that Joss Whedon was stepping down as the movie's writer and director. Roxane took this as an opportunity to throw her hat in the ring. She tweeted at DC Comics, saying "I can write your 'Batgirl' movie, no prob."
Hey @DCComics I can write your batgirl movie, no prob.— roxane gay (@rgay) February 22, 2018
It looks like DC was interested, after all. The tweet gained a lot of attention from fans who encouraged the feminist author's petition. Soon, Michele Wells, a Warner Bros. vice president who also works on DC films, responded to Roxane’s message.
“If you’re serious… contact me,” Michele wrote, providing her email address.
If you're serious...contact me. email@example.com— Michele Wells (@michelewells) February 22, 2018
Roxanne responded saying, “Yes I am serious. I will email you.”
Yes I am serious. I will email you.— roxane gay (@rgay) February 22, 2018
Joss Whedon has previously worked on comic book films like Justice League and The Avengers. In a statement to Variety, Joss said that the reason he let go of the project was due to the lack of a storyline.
“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,” said Joss.
Not to be confused with Batwoman, Batgirl follows the crime adventures of Barbara Gordon, the daughter of police commissioner James Gordon, who moonlights as one of Batman’s sidekicks.
The comic book would not be a first for Roxane. She wrote the Black Panther: World of Wakanda series in 2016 for Marvel Comics, though the series was canceled in 2017.
Roxane Gay's work also includes her books Difficult Women, Bad Feminist and Hunger. Currently, she is compiling a book of essays centered around rape culture titled Not That Bad. The book will be released on May 1.
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