‘Drive’ Director Nicolas Winding Refn Wants To Make ‘Batgirl’ Movie After His ‘Wonder Woman’ Dreams Are Crushed

Jun 26, 2016


Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive, Neon Demon, Only God Forgives) seems to be a big fan of the female heroines of DC Comics, you might remember years back that he voiced an interest to direct a Wonder Woman movie with Ryan Gosling potentially in a supporting role. This was way before Warner Bros. had mapped-out plans to make the Wonder Woman film, Justice League or even announce Batman v Superman.

He was ahead of the curve at the time, and seemingly still wants a crack at the DC Cinematic Universe. While speaking with Business Insider he revealed a desire to tackle a film centred on Batgirl, calling upon Warner Bros. to start development on it.

“God, I would love to make one, it would probably be great fun,” Refn told Business Insider this week. “I just don’t know when it’s going to happen. I very much enjoy my freedom creatively, but I also would love to make one of those big Hollywood films that costs a lot of money and has a lot of people running around with cell phones and all that insanity.”

“What ones are left?” Refn pondered for a second. “You know the one I want to do? I want to make Batgirl. Let’s get Warner working on it.”


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Oddly enough, there’s a Birds of Prey/Harley Quinn movie being developed at the moment, which might include Batgirl and could be perfect match for the visual guru. The only problem is that aside from his more commercially focused film Drive, a lot of Nicolas’ work is even more divisive than Zack Snyder’s, and some would say are borderline incoherent art-house pantings caught on film.


I’d personally like to see Christina Hendricks in the role, if he does end-up developing/directing a Batgirl movie. Considering she’s worked with him twice on Drive and Neon Demon, it also wouldn’t hurt to hire a redhead to play the redhead heroine.

There’s been a lot of talk concerning his own movies that a lot of script is non-existent and he sometimes makes up scenes/dialog on the set. Something that would obviously make WB nervous after the handling of Batman v Superman, but given a strong script, cast and studio direction might be able to handle it.

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He’s attempted big studio projects before, he was once attached to make a Logan’s Run remake for Warner Bros. with Ryan Gosling and had been in the mix to direct Denzel Washington in the Equalizer.


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