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Joss Whedon Nears Deal to Direct Standalone "BATGIRL" Film

01 April 2017

Batgirl is coming to DC's cinematic universe, and she's got one hell of a name directing her: Joss Whedon himself. Toby Emmerich, president and chief content officer of Warner Bros. No other info about Whedon's film has been given, the deal isn't even done yet.

It remains unclear when the Batgirl film would go into production or hit theaters.

This is an unprecedented move, with Whedon having previously brought to screen Marvel's The Avengers for two outings and seemingly stuck it to the competition that was DC.

After Avengers: Age of Ultron, Whedon took a break from directing movies. Batgirl has been a staple of DC Comics since her first appearance in 1967's "The Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl", written by Gardner Fox and illustrated by Carmine Infantino.

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It would be exciting to see what Whedon can do with a character like Batgirl if he does indeed sign on for the movie. 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.

It's still early for casting rumors, but Alicia Silverstone (Batman & Robin) and the late Yvonne Craig (ABC's Batman) have both played the iconic character in the past.

"Batgirl is one of the most popular superheroines in the world, but has never gotten her own movie". According to recent articles in Variety and Relevant Magazine, uber-geek Joss Whedon will reportedly be directing a standalone Batgirl movie. At the same time there has also been talk of including Batgirl in the upcoming Gotham City Sirens movie. Man of Steel, Batman v Superman, and Suicide Squad all made tons of money but polarized audiences thanks to their grim and gritty vibes.

Joss Whedon Nears Deal to Direct Standalone