At the premiere for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Joss Whedon spoke a bit about his upcoming Batgirl film. When asked about ideas for casting the roll, Whedon revealed he’ll likely be going for an unknown.
“What I’m looking for in a Batgirl is probably somebody new, somebody who is willing to go the distance. It is going to be hard. I want somebody who’s going to get in the trenches with me.”
Looks like Whedon really wants to dive in deep with this character and put everything he’s got into this film. And in regards to fans trying to campaign their favorite red-headed actresses, Whedon doesn’t care much about what the actress looks like.
“I know what she looks like in the comic books. We’ll deviate if the right person is different. We haven’t even begun the conversation, but it’s about the spirit she exudes, not exactly what she looks like.”
When asked about an Alicia Silverstone cameo, Whedon said he’s not thinking about easter eggs yet.
“It hasn’t crossed my mind,” said the director. “I’m not against it, but I’m not looking for Easter eggs – I’m still trying to write a movie!”
So far I like what I’m hearing. I’m sure Whedon will do a great job with the film, and I can’t wait to see the bat family on screen.
Source: USA Today
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 Joss Whedon’s DC Extended Universe movie should borrow ideas from.