He’s already assembled the Avengers and now Joss Whedon is moving on to one of DC’s most popular superheroines.
Variety reports that Whedon (The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron) is nearing a deal to write, direct, and produce a standalone Batgirl movie for Warner Bros. as part of the DC Extended Universe.
The project started up over the last month and will be overseen by Tony Emmerich, president and chief content officer of Warner Bros. Pictures Group, alongside Jon Berg and Geoff Johns.
Batgirl, whose true identity is Barbara Gordon, daughter of Gotham City police commissioner James Gordon, is one of Batman’s closest allies and was first introduced back in 1967 in the comic “The Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl” by writer Gardner Fox and artist Carmine Infantino.
Whedon is arguably the perfect fit for a Batgirl movie, having had ample experience in the superhero movie space as well as female-driven storytelling, having created television series such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
We’ll have more on this story as it develops.