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How to Shoot Your Shot: Roxane Gay Offers to Write Batgirl

written by Ro February 24, 2018
Roxane Gay Offers to Write Batgirl

Thursday, Joss Whedon’s exit from Batgirl hit the news. Shortly thereafter, author Roxane Gay offers to write Batgirl in a tweet fired off to DC Comics and damned if she didn’t get a response.

Before folks even start, Roxane Gay most certainly has the credentials to back-up such a bold ass move.

If you’re not wandering the book aisle where you’re likely to find Bad Feminist, Hunger or Difficult Women, you may know Roxane Gay as co-author of Marvel comic Black Panther spin-off series World of Wakanda. Gay also co-wrote the screenplay for the film adaptation of her debut novel, an Untamed State, set to star Gugu Mbatha-Raw, with the film’s director Gina Prince-Bythewood. Her pen game is on point and her storytelling skills undeniable.

Roxane Gay is a talented writer and professor. She boldly and eloquently speaks on issues of feminism, race, image, and queer identity. It’s doubtful she’d run into Whedon’s difficulty of finding a story to tell.

Given this outspoken writer’s skills and popularity, the tweet quickly triggered calls for Warner Brothers to make it so. Michele Wells, Vice President, DC Entertainment – ‎Warner Bros. Entertainment Group of Companies wasted no time picking up the baton.

Whether or not this exchange results in a gig writing Batgirl’s script – or Gay penning a new Batgirl book or graphic novel (something else I’d be here for) – remains unknown.

I take a moment here to recommend picking up the World of Wakanda comic series while we wait.

I don’t know about you, but I’m (slightly) addicted to Twitter. The never-ending news cycle makes staying up-to-date easy. Plus, the Twitterverse fuels many an offline discussion with friends.

But every once in a while you come across something that demonstrates you’re the master of your own destiny…and gives lessons in how to go for what you want.

Good choice? Who do you think should helm Batgirl? Let us know in the comments!

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