It seems Roxane Gay desperately wants to write DC Comics’ upcoming Batgirl movie. The Bad Feminist writer recently took to Twitter to express her wish to write the Batgirl movie. She even took a dig at DC Entertainment and Warner Bros.’ 2017 released Justice League movie.
“It took real effort to make Justice League this bad. Definitely let me write Batgirl,” Gay’s tweet read.
This isn’t the first time that Gay has shown interest in writing the story for the spinoff movie. After Joss Whedon confirmed that he had stepped down as the film’s writer and director last month, the Difficult Women tweeted saying, “Hey [DC Comics] I can write your ‘Batgirl’ movie, no prob.”
The tweet was noticed by Michele Wells, a Warner Bros. vice president, who responded to Gay’s message asking her to contact on her email address.
Gay is probably not new to working on a comic book project. She wrote the Black Panther spin-off, Black Panther: World of Wakanda, for Marvel Comics in 2016. But, unfortunately, the series got canceled in 2017.
Notably, Joss Whedon exited the Batgirl project as he failed to come up with a compelling story for the film. Whedon admitted that he could not crack the code of what a Batgirl movie should be. After Whedon’s exit, it is even reported that Warner Bros. DC Entertainments’ Batgirl movie might have got postponed as other projects such as The Batman seem to be the studios’ priority.
It is likely that the studio wants to take their own ample time to move forward with The Batman universe character’s solo project. So, they have just decided to keep the film on the back burner for a while as they continue to move forward with other films.
Gay may have to wait for some time to get an official response from the film studio if in case they are interested in having her on board for the Batgirl movie.