As the DC Cinematic Universe takes shape, it seems there is room for several characters to grow. Suicide Squad is set to be released this August. Harley Quinn actress Margot Robbie is reprising her role in a female-centric film, which she will also produce. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice alluded to Jason Todd, the second Robin and future Red Hood. Still, the rest of the Bat-family has yet to make their way onto the silver screen.
An Interesting Concept
Nicolas Winding Refn says he would like to direct a comic book movie. In an interview with Business Insider, the Neon Demon filmmaker is asked which character he is interested in adapting, and the answer is quite surprising. “You know the one I want to do? I want to make Batgirl,” he says. “Let’s get Warner working on it.”
The Danish-born director is clearly a fan of the comic book movie genre. However, he remains doubtful whether he’d get the chance. “God, I would love to make one, it would probably be great fun,” Refn explains. “I just don’t know when it’s going to happen.”
As a director, Refn is known for his character-driven films and visual aesthetics. He makes extensive use of electronic, pop and rock music to set the mood of his stories. Refn can get great performances out of actors, such as Tom Hardy in Bronson and Ryan Gosling in Drive. He is no stranger to action movies- see the Pusher trilogy. His directoral style might be a challenge for Warner Brothers, given the subject matter of his films is mostly R-rated.
Nevertheless, Refn remains optimistic about working on a comic book movie. He added: “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.”