Author Roxane Gay has thrown her hat into the ring of potential writers for the upcoming “Batgirl” movie, and DC Comics appears to be interested.

After Joss Whedon stepped down as the film’s writer and director on Thursday, Gay tweeted saying, “Hey [DC Comics] I can write your ‘Batgirl’ movie, no prob.”

The tweet quickly garnered attention, leading Michele Wells, a Warner Bros. vice president who also works on DC films, to respond to Gay’s message.

“If you’re serious… contact me,” Wells wrote, providing her email address. Gay responded saying, “Yes I am serious. I will email you.”

Whedon, who has worked on comic book films like “The Avengers” and “Justice League,” cited story issues for his reasoning behind leaving “Batgirl.”

“‘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,” Whedon said in a statement.

“Batgirl” would tell the story of Barbara Gordon, the daughter of police commissioner James Gordon, who moonlights as one of Batman’s sidekicks, Batgirl.

However, with Whedon’s departure, it’s uncertain whether Warner Bros. will continue development of a “Batgirl” movie.

With all of the amazing news surrounding Marvel’s  Black Pather, it’s important that we note that Gay joined forces with Ta-Nehisi Coates and poet Yona Harvey in 2016 for an upcoming Marvel comic series titled Black Panther: World of Wakanda.  Gay and Harvey made history by becoming the first black female writers in the Marvel comic universe; however, the series was cancelled in 2017.  Gay is the author of countless pieces of fiction and non-fiction, and is best known for her collection of essays titled, Bad Feminist, where she writes about the representation of black lives on screen and on the page. Gay’s most recent novel, An Untamed State, will be adapted into a feature film by Gina Prince-Bythewood, and will star Gugu Mbatha-Raw.

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