If we can’t protect the DC Extended Universe, you can be damn sure we’ll avenge it. That seems to be the M.O. for the new management behind Warner Bros.’ DC Comics film adaptations as Joss Whedon is in talks to write, direct, and produce a Batgirl standalone movie. Variety broke the news earlier on Thursday and Nerdist has since confirmed it with sources close to the project.
The news may come as a shock given the fact that Joss Whedon seemed well and truly done with the superhero genre after writing and directing
Batgirl is long overdue for a starring role, and no
Here’s hoping that we’ll get to see this iconic moment reenacted on the big screen:
The Internet was quick to express its rapture at the news of Whedon’s involvement.
JOSS WHEDON IS DIRECTING A BATGIRL MOVIE.
— Eren | Caboose (@CabooseEK) March 30, 2017
Joss Whedon to direct a Batgirl movie?! Wow… did not see that coming… but I have a lot of confidence in that!
— William Gordon (@BGordonMusic) March 30, 2017
Joss directing Batgirl?
Hope springs eternal
— Ashley Esqueda (@AshleyEsqueda) March 30, 2017
However, not everyone was quite so stoked on yet another straight white dude directing a comic book movie, especially one fronted by a female superhero.
We will continue to monitor this development with bated breath and have more analysis as to what this portends for the DC Extended Universe in the days and weeks ahead.
What do you think of Joss Whedon directing a Batgirl movie? Let us know in the comments below.
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