Roxane Gay Offers To Write Batgirl Script Following Joss Whedon’s Exit

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Yesterday, news broke that Joss Whedon left Batgirl.

Whedon, best-known for Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The Avengers, was supposed to write and direct the film. The news definitely was met with a mixed response from fans. Many of who hoped for a female team to tackle the character.

According to industry rumors, Warner Brothers are looking for a female director to take the helm. It looks like one prolific writer and essayist would like to pen the script.

Roxane Gay, best-known for Bad Feminist and Hunger, took to Twitter with the offer. After the news of Whedon’s exit broke on Thursday, she tweeted, “Hey @DCComics I can write your batgirl movie, no prob.”

Gay’s offer quickly took off garnering thousands of retweets and likes, plus some vocal pleas from fans.

It actually drew a response from Warner Brothers.

Michelle Wells, a VP for Warner Brothers, directly responded to the tweet saying, “If you’re serious…contact me” with her email address. Gay immediately responded that she will get in touch.

Man, first we get a movie starring Rhianna and Lupita Nyong’o from Twitter. Now we’re getting Roxane Gay potentially penning Batgirl from Twitter. What a wild time.

Gay, for those of you who don’t know here, contributes to major outlets with cultural criticism and TV recaps. She’s published some amazing books of essays. She also penned Marvel’s World of Wakanda comic and co-wrote the adaptation of her novel, An Untamed State. She is currently editing the 2017 edition of Best American Short Stories and compiling a book on essays about rape culture called Not That Bad.

Basically, if we want anyone to write Batgirl, then let it be Roxane Gay.

(If we can’t get Gay, then Gail Simone.)

Batgirl currently doesn’t have a release date.

Bec Heim