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Joss Whedon is going to direct a Batgirl movie


Well this is exciting news. We had the Buffy 20 year reunion yesterday and now Joss Whedon is moving from Marvel movies to DC Comics so he can direct a Batgirl movie.

According to Variety, Whedon is nearing a deal to write, direct, and produce an untitled Batgirl film for Warner Bros.

Batgirl first appeared in DC Comics in 1967 as Barbara Gordon, the daughter of Gotham City police commissioner James Gordon in “The Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl!” by writer Gardner Fox and artist Carmine Infantino.

For years Whedon had been trying to get a Wonder Woman movie made, but he eventually let it go and ended up making The Avengers movies. Whedon has always been great bringing us powerful female characters and Batgirl is a classic. Lots of potential for this to be a great movie for both DC and Warner Bros. as long as they just let Joss get on with it and do his thing!

No word on the plot, casting – although J.K. Simmons is playing James Gordon in the Justice League movie – or how it will fit in with the other DC Comic Book movies, but I am extremely interested in seeing how this one develops.

Rumour has it that it may be based on the New 52 version of the character written by Gail Simone. That had Barbara Gordon recovered from a paralyzing spinal injury from when she was shot by Joker in the 1988 graphic novel The Killing Joke. Another rumour has Lindsey Morgan (The 100) being a possible choice for the role of Barbara.

Who could play Batgirl?

Toby Emmerich, president and chief content officer of Warner Bros. Pictures Group is overseeing with Jon Berg and Geoff Johns.

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  1. Well Jenna Malone was playing Barbara Gordon in the BvS extended edition, whether that will come into play i’m not sure

    • She was rumoured to be playing Barbara in that, but it turned out she played a character called Jenet Klyburn – a lead scientist at STAR Labs. She was a minor character from the comics – Superman, Action Comics, Teen Titans – in the 70s and 80s.

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