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Joss Whedon is the reason we’re getting a Batgirl movie PLUS he’s getting a credit on Justice League but as what?

August 30th, 2017 by Marc Comments

It looks like the Batgirl fans excited for the DC Cinematic Universe movie coming up have one person to thank… Joss Whedon.

Apparently Warner Bros had no plans for a Batgirl/Barbara Gordon movie “until Whedon confessed to his love of Barbara Gordon and her masked alter ego.”

Of course, it’s up to the fans how this news is received… it could mean that the studio is excited to allow a proven successful director who clearly knows a thing or two about Superhero movies and female characters given his Avengers and Buffy The Vampire Slayer success, or it could mean that it proves some fans’ insistence that Warners/DC have no real direction with this universe.

Personally, we reckon that it’s awesome we’re getting a Batgirl movie with Whedon at the controls… as for the reflection that has on the studio? Well, it’s all speculation at this point, isn’t it?


In related news, after stepping in to pick up Justice Leagues’ final bits of work after Zack Snyder had to pull out due to a family bereavement, Warner Bros. has officially announced that Whedon will receive screenplay credit on the film along with the film’s original writer, Chris Terrio. Terrio and Zack Snyder still share the “Story By” credit for the film.

Source: Variety

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….