DC fans have been upset by the recent releases from the DC Extended Universe of films. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad have left an unending foul taste in their mouths, and they're less than optimistic that the upcoming Wonder Woman film will redeem the shared universe. However, today we get a glimmer of hope within this grey and gloomy universe Zack Snyder has created. Joss Whedon, a Geek God for many, has signed a deal to write, produce and direct a live action Batgirl standalone film.
Batgirl would be only the second movie from the DC Universe to star a female lead. The aforementioned Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot will debut on June 2nd. Batgirl is an enormous fan favorite and a key member of the Bat family. She has been in the movies before, played by Alicia Silverstone in Joel Schumacher's Batman & Robin way back in 1997.
Barbara Gordon is an iconic character and we can only hope and pray that Joss serves this character justice. He's done it in the past with the leading ladies he's not only directed but the characters he's created with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, River from Firefly, and even Black Widow within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It's a move in the right direction for the DCEU to tap someone like Joss, who's creative mind has produced some of the most loved properties around.
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