Joss Whedon Talks Developing ‘Batgirl’ & Potential Casting Process


Joss Whedon was recently announced to direct an upcoming Batgirl movie to be featured in the DC Extended Universe and hasn’t officially said anything about it until now. Variety caught Whedon at the Premiere of Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2 tonight and got to chat with him who he would cast as Barbara Gordon in his upcoming Batgirl movie.

While, Whedon didn’t really give a straightforward answer, he did have this to say:

“I don’t have my eye on anybody. I feel like I’m creating this character, i’m in a dialogue with her and then we’ll see who joins that later on. I doubt there will be a name. I think this is something where you go and find Batgirl and then you cast her”

No further details about the Batgirl movie are known at this time besides the fact that it is said to feature “other characters from the world of Gotham,” as expected. Warner Bros. President and Chief Content Officer Toby Emmerich is overseeing the project alongside DC Films co-heads Jon Berg and Geoff Johns.

The Batgirl movie is the latest in a long line of DC projects that are currently in various stages of development, including The Batman, Gotham City Sirens, Green Lantern Corps, The Flash, Shazam, Black Adam, Justice League Dark, Cyborg, Deadshot, Booster Gold/Blue Beetle along with sequels to Suicide Squad, Man of Steel and Justice League. Keep checking back for more updates on all of the above.

Source: Variety

5 Batgirl Stories That Should Shape Joss Whedon’s Film

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batgirlWell, 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..

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  • John

    And Nightwing

  • JNAZ

    This excites me to no end. It sounds like Whedon is really into Batgirl.. “i’m in a dialogue with her”, how can you not feel great when you hear one of the greatest filmmakers say that? It also sounds like he’s in full control of the project. If this were another DC movie with WB interference they would’ve had casted the lead role even before having a script. Go Joss!