Avengers: Age of Ultron director Joss Whedon wanted to make a unique 'female Batman' film.
The director recently revealed that he was toying with the idea of doing this different take on Batman, after the first Avengers movie.
"I will say that when I was thinking about, well, if I wasn't going to do Avengers 2, what would I want to do? Of course the first thing I thought of was 'turn-of-the-century female Batman'. Not Batman actually. But, you know, something cool. One person. Can't stress that enough. Movie about one person — not a team, not 10, just one.
"But [I would] do a nice sort of hard action movie that combined all my favourite things. Something that would be the love child of Sam Fuller and Edward Gorey. You know, I've had many thoughts since then. Oh, I could do this! Oh, I could do that! But it is my instinct to want to tell those stories," he said during an interview with Buzzfeed.
Had Whedon gone ahead with that project, he would have collaborated with Marvel's rival studio in the superhero biz – Warner Bros, which owns DC Comics.
This wouldn't have been the first time Whedon would have joined hands with WB. Prior to making The Avengers, the director was working on a Wonder Woman film for the studio, which reportedly got shelved.
"With Whedon reportedly stepping aside to let the Russo's direct The Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 (2018) and Part 2 (2019) could this avant-garde take on Batman be a concept that Whedon looks to explore post-Age of Ultron?" speculates a ComicBookMovie report.