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'Batgirl' film from Joss Whedon reportedly in the works

'Batgirl' film from Joss Whedon reportedly in the works

Stone also has some action roles under her belt such as "Zombieland" and has already starred in a superhero film with "The Amazing Spider-Man". The negotiations reportedly began in February 2017, with DC Films' co-heads Jon Berg and Geoff Johns and Warner Bros Pictures President/CCO Toby Emmerich taking point with Whedon.

After years of success making films for Marvel, Joss Whedon is set to direct a film for the opposition, DC Comics, with an adaptation of Batgirl.

It remains unclear when the Batgirl film would go into production or hit theaters. This movie will be connected to the DC Cinematic Universe.

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.

Whedon himself is no stranger to writing comic books or movies based on comics, and he could come up with a new take on the character himself. Quite the undertaking, but Whedon has also created the television series Firefly, Angel, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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Despite being one of the most popular characters in the DC Comics canon, Batgirl has never previously gotten her own movie. Most recently, Marvel TV fave Rosario Dawson voiced a tiny plastic version of Batgirl in Warner Bros.' The Lego Batman movie.

The first part of the year has been rife with announcements for more DC movies on the horizon such a Nightwing movie, and March continues that trend. Not to mention Whedon directed The Avengers and its sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Circling back to what we know, though, Variety reports that "characters from the world of Gotham" will feature in the film.

Apart from "Batgirl", Warner Bros.is also now developing "Gotham City Sirens", "Suicide Squad 2" and "The Batman".

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