Joss Whedon Talks About What Drew Him To ‘Batgirl’

Batgirl Joss WhedonA couple of weeks ago, it was announced that Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Avengers director Joss Whedon was throwing his hat into the ring of the DC Extended Universe as he will be writing a directing a Batgirl solo film. In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Whedon talked about what it was that got him so interested in telling a story about Barbara Gordon.

“She came up, and I started getting obsessed with how a young woman could get hardcore enough to need to put on the cowl. Like, What’s her damage?. She didn’t have her parents killed in an alley. Who is this person, who decides — rather than being forced to by their childhood trauma — decides to pick up this life? How intense and driven that person is … I just couldn’t stop thinking about it.”

Batgirl is one of several Batman related films that is in the works at Warner Bros. Matt Reeves has been attached to direct The Batman with Ben Affleck reprising the role of the Caped Crusader. David Ayer will helm the Gotham City Sirens film starring Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and LEGO Batman director Chris McKay is working on a live-action Nightwing movie.

Joss Whedon’s Batgirl movie currently doesn’t have a release date set.

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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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