It’s been almost two years since Joss Whedon left the Marvel Cinematic Universe following the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron. And it’s fitting that twenty years after Whedon’s groundbreaking run on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV series, he’s lined up a new film gig starring one of the most popular superheroines of all-time. That’s right, Barbara Gordon’s alter-ego Batgirl is joining the DC Extended Universe, and Whedon is attached as the writer and the director. Today’s Nerdist News is shining a Batsignal on the ways that Whedon’s new film could revitalize the DCEU. It’s time to get excited!
Join host, and Gotham City’s seventh best superheroine, Jessica Chobot, as she breaks down everything we know so far. According to the early reports, this Batgirl will probably take her cues from the New 52 incarnation of the character. And given Whedon’s very public disagreements with Marvel Studios over the creative direction of his Avengers films, we’re thinking that Warner Bros. is probably giving Whedon the creative freedom he needs to make this movie. And after Batman & Robin, Batgirl could really use some cinematic redemption!
It’s also getting a little crowded in the DCEU’s Gotham City, considering there’s a Harley Quinn-themed movie, a Nightwing solo pic, and The Batman in addition the newly announced Batgirl film. With Nightwing probably heading off to his own city and Ben Affleck‘s future as the Dark Knight still up in the air, perhaps Batgirl can step up and fill the void as the heroine that Gotham needs and deserves.
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