Following Zack Snyder’s exit from Justice League to deal with a family tragedy, Warner Bros. announced that Joss Whedon would be stepping into the film’s director’s chair so that it would meet its planned November 17 release date. As a result, Whedon is going to shoot several additional scenes for the project and oversee the rest of the post-production process before he begins work on his own DC Extended Universe project.
As we learned back in March, Whedon has signed on to write and helm a standalone DCEU movie focusing on the character of Batgirl. Speaking with Variety, DC Films co-head Jon Berg discussed Whedon’s big role in DC’s future cinematic endeavors:
“He’s a big part already. We love him. He’s a great partner, collaborator; we want him to be ensconced. We bring people by, have general meetings and talk about comics and their favorite superhero movies. With Joss, he saw the master board, and he saw a “Batgirl” title and he said, “You guys seriously want to do ‘Batgirl’?” And we said, “Absolutely.” He said, “That’s my jam.””
With two Avengers movies under his belt, Joss Whedon has proven that he’s more than capably of taking on the challenge of finishing Justice League, though his involvement on the project likely means that fans have some waiting to do before they hear more about his plans with the solo Batgirl film.
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5 Batgirl Stories That Should Shape Joss Whedon’s Film
Well, now that we all know Batgirl will be getting her own movie, directed by Joss Whedon no less, it’s time to start thinking about what kind of film it will be. Yeah, we had a Batgirl in the terrible Batman and Robin movie, but she wasn’t even Barbara Gordon. Gordon is so clearly the most iconic Batgirl it’s ridiculous they thought to make up some other character for the movie.
Don’t worry though, loyal Batgirl fans. It’s already been confirmed Barbara will star in the movie. While there is always room for Whedon to develop his own stories for the character, it’s more likely he will draw from a few different comics to give audiences a well-rounded introduction to the character.
So hit Next to find out more about 5 Batgirl stories the movie should borrow ideas from..