‘Batgirl’ Directors Say Edgar Wright Is Influential On The DCEU Film

The duo directed episodes of Ms. Marvel!

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The directors of Batgirl share that the films of Edgar Wright are influential on the upcoming DCEU film.

Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah recently celebrated the release of the new Marvel Studios series, Ms. Marvel. There, the duo directed episodes of the series and served as Executive Producers on it as well. Along with their work within the MCU, the two have also been directing the DCEU film Batgirl. Some of the duo’s filmmaking sensibilities that were on display for Ms. Marvel received some comparisons to that of acclaimed filmmaker Edgar Wright.

Edgar Wright, notable for his films such as Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, The World’s End, Baby Driver, and Last Night in Soho, is an acclaimed auteur, whose unique vision is so distinct, that he ultimately had to leave Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man due to creative differences. While the MCU has a uniform, distinct template for their projects, the DCEU nowadays looks to give their respective directors more creative control, which seems to be the case for Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah’s Batgirl.

On their official Instagram accounts, Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah took a picture with none other than Edgar Wright, whom they met while working on post-production for the DCEU’s Batgirl in Soho, London U.K.:


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Batgirl will likely bring new style to the DCEU.

Although fans lamented Edgar Wright’s departure from 2015’s Ant-Man, his films such as Baby Driver and Last Night in Soho served as a great showcase of his craftsmanship as a filmmaker. Both films are within different genres, one that’s an action film, and the other that’s a horror film. Wright also worked on Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, which is widely considered to be one of the best comic book adaptations of all-time. 

Notable for his editing style and inventive visual storytelling, Edgar Wright’s filmmaking is particularly noteworthy for its influence on fellow contemporary filmmakers such as Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah. It will be exciting to see how that inspiration translates into Batgirl, which will hopefully further expand the DCEU to tell more exciting stories.

The upcoming DCEU film will star In the Heights’ Leslie Grace. Batgirl was last seen on the big screen in live-action portrayed by Alicia Silverstone in Joel Schumacher’s Batman and Robin in 1997.

Batgirl is set to follow the Barbara Gordon iteration of the Gotham City heroine. J.K. Simmons also stars as Commissioner Gordon, Brendan Fraser will appear as the villain Firefly, and Michael Keaton is returning as his version of Batman.

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