Joss Whedon set to direct Batgirl

Joss Whedon set to direct Batgirl

Joss Whedon is still attached to direct 'Batgirl' despite 'Justice League' being panned by critics.

Rumors had suggested that the 53-year-old filmmaker was set to be dumped as the movie's director following the failure of the much-hyped superhero movie, which he co-wrote and managed its directorial re-shoots.

But according to Entertainment Weekly, the rumors are untrue and Whedon is currently busily working on the script.

The Hollywood screenwriter - who previously directed 'The Avengers' in 2012 and 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' in 2015 - is also preparing to helm the project.

Whedon's 'Avengers' movies were well received, but the star-studded 'Justice League' film - which features the likes of Gal Gadot and Ben Affleck - has been slammed by fans and critics.

Despite this, Whedon has previously insisted he has an abundance of confidence in his movie-making skills.

Asked how he came to direct the 'Avengers' film, Whedon shared: "I had been telling stories that were clearly superhero-team stories for many years, writing and directing them on a smaller scale. And at same time Kevin Feige was slaving away at Marvel, then was eventually put in charge of it.

"We sat down to talk about a script they had and what I would do with it. I wasn't even aware there was a possibility I could be called upon to [direct]. The more I thought about it, the more I fell in love with it.

"Everyone was like: 'Why did they pick you?' But I fit the Marvel profile perfectly - I had vision and passion and I was cheap."