Joss Whedon to Direct Batgirl Movie
Ryan DuncanCrosswalk.com blogspot for ChristianMovieReviews.com and Ryan Duncan, Crosswalk.com Entertainment and Culture editor
- 2017 Mar 31
Rejoice all ye comic book nerds! According to recent articles in Variety and Relevant Magazine, uber-geek Joss Whedon will reportedly be directing a standalone Batgirl movie. Whedon has become something of a fixture within the entertainment community thanks to his work on the short-lived series Firefly, as well for helming both Avengers films. Batgirl is also one of the more popular heroines in the DC universe, and will be the second female superhero to star in her own movie after the release of Wonder Woman in June. This is a rather large change for DC, who have long been accused of making their movies too dark and too serious.
Varitey gives more information saying,
“Warner Bros.’ DC Extended Universe launched with 2013’s ‘Man of Steel,’ followed by last year’s ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ and ‘Suicide Squad.’ Its upcoming films, which have already been dated, include ‘Wonder Woman’; ‘Justice League,’ debuting Nov. 17; and ‘Aquaman,’ starring Jason Momoa and hitting theaters in December of 2018.”
Casting for the role of Batgirl is already underway, while information on the film’s release is still unknown.