Bad, Batman, and Crime: APRIL 20, 2017
9:46am PT by Mia Galuppo, Aaron Couch
Joss Whedon on
"Damage" Behind His
"I started getting obsessed
with how a young woman
could get hardcore enough
to need to put on the cowl
said the director of
upcoming DC project.
"She came up, and I started getting obsessed
with how a young woman could get hardcore
enough to need to put on the cowl. Like, what's
her damage?" he told Heat Vision.
He noted that unlike Batman, Batgirl has no
childhood tragedy that forced her into a life of
"She didn't have her parents killed in an alley.
Who is this person, who decides _ rather than
being forced to by their childhood trauma
decides to pick up this life?" he said. "How
intense and driven that person is I just
couldn't stop thinking about it."
I want to die.
That phrase “what’s her damage” is what really scares me here
IE he thinks he’s gotta damage her to make her Batgirl because he has literally zero concept of who Barbara Gordon is as a person
IE we’re probably gonna have to see Babs put through some act of extreme violence (oh god please don’t let it be sexual violence PLEASE) to traumatize her into becoming Batgirl
Seriously what is wrong with her dressing like Batman for a party just to piss off her dad and winding up stopping a coupla supervillains and deciding to keep doing it because this shit’s awesome and no, Batman, you don’t get to tell her to stop, you don’t get to tell her ANYTHING because she’s not your sidekick
Lil Dick Grayson making heart eyes in the background the whole time
Seriously Joss there is nothing wrong with that concept, you can make a woman into a badass without damaging her first
I don’t know anything about Batgirl and this sounds awful
Keep Joss Whedon away from all women, and especially young women.
This sounds disastrous
@thefingerfuckingfemalefury have you heard about this bullshit?
I’m hoping that the bad publicity about Joss Whedon that came out recently will get DC to kick him off the movie and put someone…ANYONE…else on this film
She admired her dad who was a cop and she wanted to be a hero like him.
In Joss Whedon world, no hero can just…be a hero because they want to help peopleEvery hero has to have some Dark Terrible Thing driving them to be a hero or forcing them to be a hero because Joss Whedon is so cynical he can’t imagine human beings just wanting to be GOOD to each other
Sure, you can’t be a hero just because you’re a good person who wants to fight crime like her father whom she admires so much. Nooo. Definitely not. You must go through some trauma first, everybody knows that
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