This is quite possibly the most exciting thing to happen to the DC Extended Universe since its inception. Variety reports that Warner Bros. and Joss Whedon are close to completing negations for Whedon to write, direct, and produce a solo Batgirl film for their shared universe. Whedon previously attempted to pen a Wonder Woman film for DC back in 2005, and fans have been eager for him to join that world ever since.
Though he is best known for his work on Marvel’s Avengers and its sequel, Avengers: Age of Ultron, it is Whedon’s cult classic Buffy the Vampire Slayer that makes him the perfect choice to bring Batgirl to the big screen. With that series, which lasted for seven seasons, Whedon demonstrated his ability to write and develop strong female characters. There’s no doubt that he would build upon that foundation with Batgirl while bringing his unique blend of action, comedy, and drama to the DCEU.
There are no other details at this time, but it is possible that Batgirl could be introduced in David Ayer’s Gotham City Sirens before spinning off on her own solo adventures. With that film possibly on the fast track for production, we could hear more news on this film sooner rather than later.
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