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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:17 pm 
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BREAKING: Joss Whedon to Direct Batgirl Movie!

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Mar 30, 2017

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Holy female empowerment, Batman! Variety is reporting that none other than geek legend Joss Whedon (Avengers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly) has signed to write, direct and produce a Batgirl movie for Warner Bros. and DC Films!

Whedon, of course, directed The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron for Marvel Studios, grossing nearly $3 billion dollars in the process. He also co-created/shepherded the ABC series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Now he’s jumped over to the competition, as it’s confirmed that his Batgirl movie will be part of the ever-evolving DC Extended Universe that includes the upcoming Wonder Woman, Justice League, Aquaman and The Batman solo film, as well as another female-centric entry in David Ayer’s Gotham City Sirens.

No other producers are attached to the Batgirl movie, though Toby Emmerich, Jon Berg and Geoff Johns will oversee the project for the studio, which apparently only came into being within the last month.

Batgirl’s first comic appearance in 1967 was as Barbara Gordon, daughter of Commissioner James Gordon, and she later became an ally of Batman and Robin in Gotham City. She was previously portrayed by Yvonne Craig in the campy ’60s Batman series, then by Alicia Silverstone (as Barbara Wilson, Alfred’s niece) in the equally-campy 1997 flop Batman & Robin. She was recently voiced by Rosario Dawson in The LEGO Batman Movie.

Whedon, who had previously written a treatment for his own Wonder Woman movie a decade ago, was last said to be working on a World War II horror movie, but he has stated previously that he would like to make a Batman film. Whether he will take a larger role overseeing the DCEU as he did during Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe remains to be seen, but for now that role belongs to Geoff Johns.

ComingSoon.net will bring you more on the Batgirl movie as it happens!


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Batgirl Movie from Joss Whedon Reportedly Based on New 52

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Mar 31, 2017

Yesterday, Joss Whedon (Avengers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly) broke the internet when it was announced that he had signed on to write, direct and produce a Batgirl movie for Warner Bros. and DC Films. Now Entertainment Weekly has some more details about the film, which they say will be based specifically on the New 52 version of the character from fan-fav writer Gail Simone.

Begun in 2011, the New 52 Batgirl was Barbara Gordon after she had recovered from The Joker shooting her in the spine (as depicted in Alan Moore’s The Killing Joke) due to experimental surgery. Although still haunted by the event, she’s out of the wheelchair and back on the streets fighting crime. Besides the great writing of Simone, one aspect that may have drawn the very progressive Whedon to the series is its introduction of Alysia Yeoh, the first openly transgender character in a mainstream comic book and Barbara’s best friend. Like that run of the comics, the Batgirl movie is expected to carry a gritty tone, and hopefully will also include Ben Affleck’s Batman and J.K. Simmons’ Commissioner Gordon.

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It’s confirmed that Whedon’s Batgirl movie will be part of the ever-evolving DC Extended Universe that includes the upcoming Wonder Woman, Justice League, Aquaman and The Batman solo film, as well as another female-centric entry in David Ayer’s Gotham City Sirens.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:04 pm 
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After Dollhouse, Firefly, and Age of Ultron, I do not trust Whedon with female characters at all. Heck, even if Buffy Summers was wrecked on Marti Noxon's watch and not his, he was the one who put her in charge and gave her the power to ruin her in the first place. Color me skeptical, but I am not as elated by this news as many.

Also, I'm a bit annoyed how Joss seems to believe he's a feminist icon. He's not. He's doing what men everywhere have done since the beginning of time: speaking for women instead of listening to what they have to say. And I've gotten tired of it. A man cannot be a feminist icon. Period.

Best case scenario, we'll have Batman refer to Barb as a wh0re several times, with Joss asking the audience to love him for it.

Yes, I'm still bitter about that.

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I'm excited for this but also about 99% sure that it will be awful.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:07 pm 
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Joss Whedon Talks Writing Batgirl, Casting an Unknown Actress

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Apr 20, 2017

Last month brought the unexpected news that Marvel’s The Avengers writer/director Joss Whedon would bring Batgirl to the big screen in her own solo movie. Whedon dropped by the world premiere of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 last night where Variety spoke to him about the development of the project.

“I have so many things to say about her, I’m very excited to see a girl in the cowl,” Whedon said to start.

When asked about casting for the film, he replied: “I don’t have my eye on anybody. I’m creating this character, I’m in a dialogue with her and then we’ll see who joins that later on… I doubt it’ll be a name. I think this is somewhere where you go and find Batgirl and then you cast her.”

The outlet pressed him on casting a “fresh face” for the project, to which he said: “I’m not against movie stars, they’re great, but you need somebody who’s going to be just right, and a situation like this the name carries a lot of weight, so it’s not as critical.”


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:14 pm 
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From Newsarama:

WHEDON's BATGIRL: 'How Could A Young Woman Get Hardcore Enough To Need To Put On The Cowl?'

By Chris Arrant, Editor April 20, 2017 11:18am ET

Writer/director Joss Whedon has provided more on his plans for Warner Bros.'s Batgirl film. While at the red carpet premiere for Marvel Studios' Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the one-time Avengers director told The Hollywood Reporter about the angle he has on the Batgirl character after brought to him by DC Films.

"She came up, and I started getting obsessed with how a young woman could get hardcore enough to need to put on the cowl. Like, What's her damage?" Whedon said. "She didn't have her parents killed in an alley. Who is this person, who decides - rather than being forced to by their childhood trauma — decides to pick up this life? How intense and driven that person is ... I just couldn't stop thinking about it."

When asked if the redecent "Burnside" Batgirl redesign would be in the film, Whedon was non-committal.

"I don't know," Whedon said with a laugh. "I have a lot of voices in my head."


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 Post subject: Re: Batgirl
PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:52 am 
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Whedon said. "She didn't have her parents killed in an alley. Who is this person, who decides - rather than being forced to by their childhood trauma — decides to pick up this life? How intense and driven that person is ... I just couldn't stop thinking about it."


Her parents may not have been killed in an alley but Whedon apparently missed the part about her parents dying in a car crash caused by her father being drunk at the time. Even if not in the vehicle or eye-witness to the event something like that is still going to cause a child some sort of trauma.

EDIT: Nevermind... The new 52 re-wrote everything and now she's back to being the biological daughter of Jim Gordon...

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Whedon is no longer working in the DCEU on Batgirl or anything else.

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