Joss Whedon to Write and Direct First Standalone Batgirl Movie

Joss Whedon to Write and Direct First Standalone Batgirl Movie

Another step forward for female superheroes.

Another step forward for female superheroes.

Text: William Defebaugh

Continuing the recent trend of female superheroes finally making their way off the printed page, it looks like Batgirl may be the next heroine to get the silver screen treatment. Variety is reporting that Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) is close to signing a deal to write, direct, and produced a yet-to-be-titled standalone film about the DC hero.

While Batgirl made an appearance in Batman Forever (played by Alicia Silverstone, bless), this would mark the first standalone film ever made about Barbara Gordon. The project would follow DC's first-ever film to star a female lead, with Gal Gadot in this summer's Wonder Woman. This would also be a turning point for Whedon, who has previously worked only for Marvel-Disney, having written and directed two of the Avengers movies.

DC Films has quite a few projects in the works; aside from Wonder WomanJustice League is due this fall, and the studio is developing both a Suicide Squad  sequel, an adaptation of  Gotham City Sirens (starring Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn, along with Cat Woman and Poison Ivy), and The Batman with Ben Affleck.

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