01 April, 2017
The new film may be Batgirl's first solo outing, but it won't be the first time she's been played on celluloid, however. According to Variety, Whedon is set to soon sign a deal with the studio to write, direct, and produce an untitled Batgirl movie which will be part of the DC Extended Universe, but not necessarily connected to any other film now in development.
It remains unclear when the Batgirl film would go into production or hit theaters.
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A Variety report revealed that the "Batgirl" movie was brought up in a meeting between Whedon, Jon Berg and Geoff Johns since last month. He previously made a name for himself on television, creating series like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, and Dollhouse.
"Batgirl" would be be Whedon's first DC Comics film ("Avengers" is from Marvel) and the second DC movie to have a female lead after June's "Wonder Woman" opens.
Batgirl, aka Barbara Gordon, is one of the most important characters in Batman comic book mythology, and has become an independent and beloved superhero all her own in recent years. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog - but he's only directed four movies: Serenity, Much Ado About Nothing, and these two indie flicks, The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron, that made almost $3 billion at the box office.
Apart from "Batgirl", Warner Bros.is also now developing "Gotham City Sirens", "Suicide Squad 2" and "The Batman".