Today, news broke that there will be a standalone Batgirl film. Joss Whedon, director of the first two Avengers films among a bevy of other renowned genre film and TV projects, is nearing a deal to write, direct, and produce the movie on behalf of Warner Bros. and DC Comics.

According to Variety, no other producers are currently attached to this movie, which means we can wildly speculate about the involvement of people such as Geoff Johns, who recently played a huge role in developing this summer’s Wonder Woman film. We can also hope for the involvement of creators such as Gail Simone, Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher, Babs Tarr, Hope Larson, and others whom have played major roles in elevating Batgirl’s profile in the DC Comics universe over the years.

 

6 COMMENTS

  1. Were this to come to pass, you have to wonder how DCEU diehards are going to process it. Their entire world view has been shaped around the concept that Marvel/Disney is kiddy garbage and DC is real filmmaking. If DC hires a Marvel director, to make a fun film well, I have a feeling the value of their stance will shift as quickly as Fox News’ stance on the importance of supporting the president

  2. Twitter-verse freaking out that they hired a straight white dude to make this, despite his excellent track record and being an icon of geek culture. I can see the point about diversity, but i think the freakout about what types of people should be allowed to direct certain types of characters are getting into box checking territory.

  3. I’ll believe this when it happens. We went through this a decade ago, when Whedon was involved in a Wonder Woman movie that was never made.

    But Joss has a track record of success with female protagonists, so I’m hoping for the best.

  4. If this movie happens then I can see it possibly combining elements from Gail Simone’s run with the Batgirl of Burnside issues.

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