Joss Whedon to Write, Direct and Produce Standalone ‘Batgirl’ Movie

Standalone Batgirl Movie

Joss Whedon (The Avengers) is reportedly nearing a deal to write, direct, and produce an untitled Batgirl movie for Warner Bros. and DC Films, which will be based on the New 52 version of the character from Gail Simone.

The project originated in the past month and will be part of the DC Extended Universe, following this summer’s Wonder Woman as the second movie from DC Films to center around a female lead, as well as another female-centric entry in David Ayer’s Gotham City Sirens.

The character is currently in cinemas as a Lego figurine (voiced by Rosario Dawson) in The Lego Batman Movie. The last high-profile live-action Batgirl was portrayed by Alicia Silverstone in Joel Schumacher‘s Batman & Robin (1997).

Whedon, creator of sci-fi TV series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” has long been credited as a pioneering voice for female-focused genre fare and had previously written a treatment for his own Wonder Woman movie that never got off the ground.

Source: Variety/EW