Do you remember Alicia Silverstone playing Batgirl in the 1997 film Batman & Robin? The movie didn’t do so well, but it gave us a modern look at the heroine. Now, the heroine is reported to have her first standalone film, and Joss Whedon is set to direct!
Variety confirmed that the director is finalizing a deal with Warner Bros. to write, direct, and produce a standalone film that will be part of the DC Extended Universe.
Batgirl is the alter ego of Barbara Gordon, the daughter of Gotham City police commissioner James Gordon. She was introduced in 1967 in Detective Comics #359, titled “The Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl!” Batgirl is an ally of Batman and Robin.
There is no cast yet, but rumor has it that The 100‘s Lindsey Morgan is the frontrunner to play the iconic hero.
Curiously, the film will be Whedon’s entry to DC, after a much-publicized run with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including writing and directing The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron, writing Captain America: The First Avenger and Thor: The Dark World (both uncredited), and directing the post-credits scenes of Thor and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (both uncredited).
The DC Extended Universe includes films like Man of Steel, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, and the upcoming Wonder Woman, Justice League, Aquaman, Shazam, Cyborg, and Green Lantern Corps.
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