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Joss Whedon in Talks to Write and Direct a Batgirl Movie

Avengers Director Moving from Marvel to DC

Mar 30, 2017 Bookmark and Share


Variety reports that Joss Whedon is in talks with Warner Bros. to produce, write, and direct a standalone movie based on DC Comics' Batgirl character. It would tie into the DC Extended Universe, which has so far consisted of Man of Steel, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Suicide Squad, with Wonder Woman and Justice League coming this year, Aquaman next year, and many other films in the works (including ones starring the characters Batman, The Flash, Shazam, Black Adam, Harley Quinn, and more).

Whedon is of course no stranger to superheroes, having previously directed the Marvel movies Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron, and launching the Marvel TV series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Before all that, over a decade ago, he was in line to write and direct a Wonder Woman movie for Warner Bros. that never happened. Whedon is also no stranger to writing strong female characters, having created Buffy the Vampire Slayer (both the movie and TV series). Other credits include Angel and Dollhouse.

Batgirl first appeared in DC Comics in 1967. Her real name is Barbara Gordon and she is the daughter of Batman ally, police commissioner James Gordon. Yvonne Craig played her in 1967's third season of the live action Batman TV series. Dina Meyer played Barbara Gordon in 2002's Birds of Prey TV series. And Rosario Dawson voiced the character in this year's animated The Lego Batman Movie. This would mark the character's first live action appearance on the big screen. No other info about Whedon's film has been given, the deal isn't even done yet.  

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