According to CBR, director Joss Whedon is in talks with Warner Bros. (Pictures) to write, direct, and produce a Batgirl film, breaking into the heavily male-driven arena of superhero flicks. The movie would been overseen by heads of DC Films Geoff Johns and Jon Berg.
This would be only the second big-screen appearance of Batgirl, who was most recently portrayed by Alicia Silverstone as Barbara Wilson in Batman & Robin. The character was also recently voiced by Rosario Dawson as Barbara Gordon in The LEGO Batman Movie.
First created by Bil Finger and Sheldon Moldoff in 1961, the mantle of Batgirl has been carried by several characters such as Betty Kane, Barbara Gordon, Helena Bertinelli, Cassandra Cain, and Stephanie Brown.
As of right now, there have been no major movies solely featuring a female superhero, though the number of male-driven superhero films is almost too many to count. The DCEU looks to be changing that starting with this summer’s Wonder Woman movie starring Gal Gadot. Marvel has yet to venture into this territory, though they have had success on Netflix with their Jessica Jones series. For many years fans have clamored for a Black Widow solo film, but so far they have only planned a Captain Marvel movie starring Brie Larson, due out sometime in 2019.
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