Batgirl: Joss Whedon In Talks To Write And Direct DC Film For Warner Bros.

Variety is exclusively reporting that Warner Bros. is nearing a deal to bring Joss Whedon on board to write, direct and produce a Batgirl film as part of the DC Extended Universe.


Batgirl, whose alias is most generally known to be that of Commissioner James Gordon’s daughter Barbara Gordon, first appeared in DC Comics in 1967 and has featured over various animated series, as well as live-action form on the small screen through Batman and Birds of Prey, as well as featuring on the big screen in Batman & Robin and recently The LEGO Batman Movie.


This will be the characters first time on the big screen headlining her own film and will become the second from DC Films to star a female lead after Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman. Currently there is no other producers attached to the project, which President and Chief Content Officer of Warner Bros. Group, Toby Emmerich, will be overseeing the project alongside Jon Berg and Geoff Johns.


Joss Whedon’s credits include Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Serenity, The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron. I for one am surprised and excited by this news. I’ve grown up on all things Joss and I think he is a great director and his dialogue for sharp quirks and ‘nerdy’ nods is terrific to pick up when watching all of his material. I can see why Warner Bros. are interested in attaching his talents to write and project for Batgirl, considering his previous record on writing for strong, female characters that has followed him through his career. It’s still early days to get really excited about it until it’s confirmed, but it makes for interesting reading about what direction Warner Bros. now is aiming to head with the DC Extended Universe….Bat-Family and friends?


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