Talks of a Batgirl movie have been in the works, and recently, such discussions have moved forward with rumors of a new director helming the film. According to reports, Joss Whedon will be taking the director’s seat to bring Batgirl into the DCEU (DC Extended Universe). This is an interesting turn of events, considering Whedon’s history with the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe).
Joss Whedon And Marvel
As some may know, Whedon wrote and directed the MCU film The Avengers and its subsequent follow-up, The Avengers: Age Of Ultron. He is also known for being the creator of some popular television shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
While news of Whedon heading the upcoming Batgirl flick–which will reportedly be a standalone movie–has not been officially confirmed, the idea of Whedon bringing his flair to the DCEU is an exciting prospect. Reportedly, no other producers are currently attached to the project. Furthermore, it is being overseen by president and chief content officer of Warner Bros. Pictures Group Toby Emmerich, alongside Geoff Johns and Jon Berg.
Batgirl Movie: What To Expect
Plot points have yet to be detailed for the Batgirl project. Despite the character being quite famous in the comic book world and its other circles, there has never been an actual solo Batgirl film to date. The character previously made an appearance on the big screen with Batman & Robin back in 1997 when she was portrayed by actress Alicia Silverstone.
Should this push through, the Batgirl movie would count as the second DCEU film starring a female lead. The other movie in question would be the upcoming flick, Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot as the titular character. It is slated to hit cinemas by June 2.
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