BATGIRL Movie Announced With THE AVENGERS Director Joss Whedon At The Helm

It looks like Joss Whedon is finally ready to move on from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as he's just been announced as the director of Warner Bros.' solo Batgirl movie. Come take a look!

In a stunning development, Variety is reporting that Joss Whedon has been enlisted to helm a Batgirl solo feature for Warner Bros., which will be the latest entry to their ever-growing DC Films Universe.

In addition to directing, Whedon will also write and produce the untitled Batgirl standalone project, which will be his first film venture since Avengers: Age of Ultron. The report also adds that the idea for the film was conceived within the last month, so at this point in time, it's still uncertain whether the superheroine will ultimately make appearances in The Batman or Gotham City Sirens

Whedon had previously expressed interest in directing a female-led superhero movie, specifically naming both Black Widow and a female-only Avengers movie as potential ideas that interested him in the past, but alas, neither project ever generated much traction with the higher-ups. However, with Batgirl, which will be DC's second solo film with a female lead, it looks as though he's finally gotten his wish. 

It's still early for casting rumors, but Alicia Silverstone (Batman & Robin) and the late Yvonne Craig (ABC's Batman) have both played the iconic character in the past. It's also unknown whether we'll see either J.K. Simmons or Ben Affleck drop by in her adventure, but it's certainly a possibility. 

No other producers have been announced just yet, but Toby Emmerich, Jon Berg, and Geoff Johns will oversee the feature for the studio. Batgirl is now the latest DC Film to enter active development, following Suicide Squad 2, Gotham City Sirens, The BatmanNightwingShazam, Black AdamThe Flash, Cyborg, and Man of Steel 2.

Whedon is, of course, best known for his groundbreaking work on 2012's The Avengers, which is still the highest-grossing superhero movie of all-time, and its 2015 sequel. He's also made contributions to several other superhero films over the years, including X-Men, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, Thor: The Dark World, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. He's also developed several hit television series, such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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