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Joss Whedon In Talks To Write And Direct ‘Batgirl’ Movie

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Joss Whedon, best known for creating Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly, in addition to writing and directing The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron for Marvel Studios, seems poised to return to the world of costumed superheroes. This time, however, he may be joining the DC Extended Universe.

Joss Whedon

Per Variety:

“Whedon is nearing a deal to write, direct, and produce an untitled Batgirl pic for Warner Bros. as part of its DC Extended Universe.”

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This is the first time we’re hearing plans that Warner Bros. is giving Batgirl, one of their most popular heroines, her own solo film, but it should come as no surprise after news broke few weeks ago that her male counterpart, Nightwing, would be receiving his own solo outing directed by Chris McKay. It should also come as a relief to fans of the character that Joss Whedon is taking the lead on this project. Not only is he known for writing strong, kickass, feminist, female leads, but the two Avengers movies that he did for Marvel are two of the best in the MCU.

Joss Whedon has yet to comment on the story.

What do you think of this news? Who should Whedon cast as Barbara Gordon? And who do you think he’ll make Batgirl square off against in her first solo outing? Let me know in the comments below!

Stay tuned for more information on this project as more news breaks!

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Anthony Caruso
A resident of Gotham City. A graduate of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. A survivor of the Zombie Apocalypse. A Jedi who is one with the Force. Anthony completed his BA and MA in English Literature over in jolly old England - because what better place is there to go to study English than England? An avid pop culture nerd, he is a huge movie buff (and owns almost 1,000 DVDs and BluRays, having underestimated how quickly digital downloads would take off!), comic book fan, and watches way too much T.V. He is also a strong defender of the Oxford Comma.