Joss Whedon Quits ‘Batgirl,’ Roxane Gay Offers to Take Over

Joss Whedon Quits ‘Batgirl,’ Roxane Gay Offers to Take Over

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A few days ago, Joss Whedon announced he’d departed from his Batgirl movie with DC Entertainment. In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Whedon said he was having trouble cracking the story. He told THR, “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.”   Though fans of Barbara Gordon’s Batgirl mourned losing superhero movie veteran Whedon (The Avengers movies, Justice League), the story took a surprising turn the next day. Hunger writer Roxane Gay tweeted that she’d take over story duties, and …

Yes, ‘Firefly’ Is Getting a Book Series, and Yes, We Are Excited

Yes, ‘Firefly’ Is Getting a Book Series, and Yes, We Are Excited

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Good news for the Browncoats out there: A new batch of Firefly novels is one the way! Entertainment Weekly broke the news that Titan Books and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products will publish a bunch of new titles tied to Joss Whedon’s cult classic TV series.   Firefly originally aired fifteen years ago, from 2002 to 2003, but it lasted only fourteen episodes before Fox axed it. The 2005 movie Serenity provided some finality, and a few comics have buffed up the world, but fans have been pretty starved for Firefly goodies in the past decade. Now Joss Whedon, acting …