Joss Whedon to Write and Direct New ‘Batgirl’ Movie

By AI Creative Media

Joss Whedon speaking at Comic-con

Batgirl is one of the most popular superheroes of all time. But even with the surge of superhero movies and extended cinematic universes she never got her own movie. Joss Whedon plans to remedy this. According to Variety , Whedon is “nearing a deal to write, direct and produce” a Batgirl movie as part of DC’s Extended Universe.

Whedon is best known for creating the TV series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as well as the highly successful The Avengers and 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron movies for Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe. He is also the creator of the highly successful tv series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

As such, this is a big move for Whedon, the studio, and potentially DC’s cinematic universe, which has been on a path of darker superhero adaptations since Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel. Last year, Whedon explained his search of new challenges after working on Avengers and S.H.I.E.L.D. for years.

This will mark the the second female-led superhero film from DC after Patty Jenkins’ ‘Wonder Woman’, which opens this summer June 2. There is not a lot of information on the project, nor casting information and production date, but per Variety source will “feature other characters from the world of Gotham.” Long Live Whedon!