Joss Whedon to Helm a Solo Batgirl Film
The DCEU Expands
By Alex Burns
Variety are bringing word that Joss Whedon will write, direct and produce a new film based on DC Comics' Batgirl character. The feature film will take place within the DCEU that is continuing this year with Wonder Woman and Justice League. The film will focus on the original Batgirl, Barbara Gordon.
Joss Whedon is no stranger to adapting comicbook characters to the big screen, his work for Marvel including The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron. Whedon is also praised for his comicbook writing and iconic television work including Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the Firefly franchise. This will be his first DC Comics' film project after having been attached to a Wonder Woman solo film over a decade ago.
Whedon is notable for telling rich character-driven stories and is somewhat of a specialist in telling sweeping epic adventures featuring strong female heroes. The Batgirl news comes soon after the reveal that Warner Bros. Pictures are also developing several Batman related projects within the DCEU. There's of course the Batman solo film with Matt Reeves attached to helm but also a solo Nightwing film with Chris McKay directing and the Gotham City Sirens movie which is in active development with Margot Robbie returning as Harley Quinn as well. There's every chance Batgirl could make an appearance in any one of those films ahead of her own solo movie.
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