Joss Whedon To Write And Direct Upcoming Batgirl Movie
BY David Riley
Published 6 years ago
The DC Extended Universe keeps on expanding (no pun intended). With “Wonder Woman,” “Justice League,” and next year’s “Aquaman” firmly in place, there are a couple of movies in development to follow along these releases. “Batman” still has to announce where his film would fit in.
Speaking of The Bat, one common thing that you’d notice in his DCEU portrayal is how mysterious his origins are. In “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice,” we were given a hint about Robin. Apparently he’s dead, and the DCEU still needs to answer that question. A Nightwing film was also announced earlier this month; which could mean that “Batman’s” sidekicks will soon be introduced one by one through their own solo films. We can only speculate, will they be coming together in the solo “Batman” movie after all this?
Batgirl Movie Confirmed, Joss Whedon To Direct
That being said, Variety has reported that a “Batgirl” movie is in fact being developed by DC and Warner Bros. What’s even more surprising is that “Avengers” director Joss Whedon is slated to write, direct and produce the film. The studio hasn’t given a final word yet, but confirmation would soon come, given how this could ultimately lead to another “Batman” sidekick movie being announced.
While this news may not be a total shock to everyone, it’s definitely an exciting venture for the DCEU to put out, given how female superheroes are also taking over the big screen. A recent fan art by BossLogic shows Emma Stone as Batgirl. The “Beauty and the Beast” star would definitely fit in the role, given her talents. With so little known about Batman’s past in the DCEU, it’s even harder to figure out the exact age of his sidekicks—which also makes it hard to find the perfect actress to take on “Batgirl’s” cowl. But with her father, Commissioner Jim Gordon (J.K. Simmons), set to be introduced in “Justice League,” maybe a nod to Barbara Gordon will be made.
“Batgirl” has been in a few animated projects lately, most recently last year’s controversial “Killing Joke” animated movie. She was also portrayed by Alicia Silverstone in 1997’s Bat-flop movie, “Batman & Robin.” With Whedon’s expertise in both superheroes and strong female characters, we can rest assured that “Batgirl” will be an accurate and bad-ass representation of the character.