Joss Whedon to Helm Batgirl Film for Warner Brothers

Mar 30, 2017

Joss Whedon is one of the most sought after writer/directors in Hollywood. The man behind hit television series like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly along with big screen blockbusters like the first two Marvel Avengers movies has stepped back from the director’s chair lately with everyone waiting in anticipation for what he would be doing next. Well, the wait is over. 

Director Joss Whedon poses at the world premiere of the film "Marvel's The Avengers" in Hollywood, California

Variety got the exclusive story today that Joss Whedon will be writing, directing and producing a new film for Warner Brothers based on the DC Comics hero Batgirl. The movie will be part of the DC Extended Universe and set in the same world as Justice League and Suicide Squad. While additional details are not available, this is a huge coup for Warner Brothers who has dealt with its fair share of negative press surrounding the DCEU and their productions.


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. A standalone film could mean another outing for Oscar winner J.K. Simmons Commissioner Gordon and possibly appearances from both Ben Affleck’s Batman, but maybe the introduction of whichever actor is tapped to play Dick Greyson/Nightwing as a possible love interest. According to the Variety story, the film will feature other characters from the world of Gotham (not the series).

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