Warner Bros. On The Hunt For New ‘Batgirl’ Movie Director (Exclusive)

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.

Who do you think would be a good choice to direct Batgirl? Let us know below and stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Batgirl and all DC projects!

DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters

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Doom PatrolAlong with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.

In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.

You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".

Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.

Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.

Here is the synopsis for the show:

“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”

Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.

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Nathaniel Brail

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