Joss Whedon closing in on Batgirl movie deal

Apr 01, 2017, 00:50
Joss Whedon closing in on Batgirl movie deal

According to Variety, Whedon is onboard at Warner write, produce, and direct the movie, which will be set in the DC Extended Universe.

If the new Batgirl movie fits into a similar mold as Whedon's other films, it'll probably be lighter and more upbeat than most of what we've seen from the DC franchise so far.

"Batgirl", for the uninitiated, is a DC comics superheroine who also lives in Gotham City.

Whedon, of course, has already directed two Avengers movies for Disney and Marvel.

This "Batgirl" movie would mark Whedon jumping from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to the DCEU.

There have been numerous iterations of Batgirl, both in the comics and on screen, since the character was created by Bill Finger (writer) and Sheldon Moldoff (artist) in 1961.

Reaffirming her excitement for Whedon as director, she noted that the fact that Warner Bros. picked him demonstrated that the studio is serious about making the film. Picture Groups, Toby Emmerich, is working on overseeing the project along with Geoff Johns and Jon Berg.

The movie will be Warner Bros. second superhero movie centered around a female character following Wonder Woman, which drops on June 2.

The most well-known incarnation of Batgirl made her comic book debut in 1967 in "The Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl!" The 52-year-old is also the creator of TV show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., a series based on the top secret organisation behind The Avengers. In the movies, she was played by Alicia Silverstone in the widely reviled Batman & Robin, and was most recently voiced by Rosario Dawson in The LEGO Batman Movie.

Not only that, but since the news of Whedon's involvement in Batgirl, the actress has been retweeting the story and articles asking if she is in fact the new Batgirl.

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