Batgirl has become a top priority over at DC Films & Warner Bros. with a hunt for a new director currently underway.
Warner Bros. has had a ton of success in putting superhero movies with female leads at forefront of the DC Films slate. Wonder Woman was a critical and financial success that led to DC Films green-lighting a sequel titled Wonder Woman 1984 and other female-led films like Birds of Prey (and The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), Supergirl and Batgirl. Now that Wonder Woman 1984 and Birds of Prey have finished filming and entered post-production, Warner Bros. and DC are moving their focus to Batgirl.
Earlier today a production grid revealed that Supergirl could begin filming as soon as early 2020, but this not the case as that movie isn’t as much of a priority as Batgirl at Warners. According to a source, Batgirl is currently a big priority and the studio is even searching for a director for the project. Now, we don’t have any names as to who could direct Batgirl but this should be taken as good sign that Christina Hodson has delivered a fantastic script.
Joss Whedon previously signed on to write, direct, and produce a Batgirl film before exiting the project, stating he could not crack the story for it. A couple of months later, Bumblebee writer Christina Hodson was hired to pen the Batgirl script after reportedly impressing Warner Bros. with her work on the screenplay for Birds of Prey.
Batgirl is one of the many projects currently being developed by Warner Bros. and DC. These projects include The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Supergirl and New Gods.
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