The Avengers director Joss Whedon showed up on the red carpet for the Avengers: Infinity War World Premiere in Hollywood where he revealed what really went down with the Batgirl movie he had been working on.

Whedon previously released a statement saying he didn’t have a story.

“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. I’m grateful to Geoff [Johns] and Toby [Emmerich] and everyone who was so welcoming when I arrived, and so understanding when I… uh, is there a sexier word for ‘failed’?”

However, when asked about what really happened with the project, Whedon was singing a different tune.

He explained:

“It had been a year since I first pitched a story, a lot happened in that year. And I felt some of the elements might not work as well. The story kind of just crumbled in my hands. There were elements that I just hadn’t mastered that after a long time I felt like I was going to. So, I told people I didn’t have an idea, which isn’t the exact truth. I had an idea, it just sort of didn’t fit into the space that was left for it. It was a little heartbreaking because I was so excited about it.”

Whedon also talked about the two reasons on why Marvel Studios has been successful.

“The two reasons that I’d say is Kevin is really good what needs to be on the screen from the comics and what needs to stay on the page. And it’s a simple thing that we’re doing. What made Marvel different is people like us who were heroes. That’s been the template of every movie. A schmuck like us is called to the charge and it just works.”

Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on April 27, 2018.

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