Relatively shocking yet totally awesome news out of Hollywood, given all the recent turmoil surrounding Ben Affleck‘s standalone The Batman, Joss Whedon, director of The Avengers and Avengers: Age Of Ultron, has signed out to write, direct, and produce a new Batgirl. The untitled flick will be a part of the DC Extended Universe.
Batgirl, who first appeared in DC Comics in 1967, is Barbara Gordon, the daughter of Gotham City police commissioner and longtime Batman ally James Gordon.
Batgirl is flying solo. The superheroine is getting her own standalone movie from filmmaker Joss Whedon.
Whedon is nearing a deal to write, direct, and produce an untitled Batgirl pic for Warner Bros. as part of its DC Extended Universe.
No other producers are currently attached. Toby Emmerich, president and chief content officer of Warner Bros. Pictures Group, is overseeing with Jon Berg and Geoff Johns. The new project originated in the past month.
Here’s who we want to see play Batgirl.
Warner Brothers is also in the process of developing a Suicide Squad sequel and Gotham City Sirens, a spinoff to SS with Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn character as well as The Batman starring Ben Affleck with Matt Reeves directing, a Shazam film, a Black Adam spinoff starring Dwayne Johnson, and projects based on the Flash and Cyborg characters.