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Joss Whedon to direct Batgirl solo movie

March 30th, 2017 by Dave Bowling Comments

Variety has reported in the last hour that Joss Whedon is close to signing on as director for a standalone Batgirl movie.

Whedon is said to be nearing a deal to write, direct, and produce a presently-untitled Batgirl pic for Warner Bros as part of the DC Extended Universe. No other producers are currently attached to the project, but Toby Emmerich, president and chief content officer of Warner Bros. Pictures Group, is overseeing the project with Jon Berg and Geoff Johns collaborating.

After making his name writing projects as diverse as Toy Story and Alien Resurrection, Whedon found fame with TV projects like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Dollhouse and of course the sadly lamented Firefly. He since moved on to Marvel Pictures, writing and directing the first two Avengers movies and co-creating the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series. After the troublesome production of Avengers: Age of Ultron, he announced his departure from Marvel.

This isn’t the first time Whedon has been linked with a big-screen DC Comics movie. A project to bring Wonder Woman to the big screen in the early 2000s had Whedon, then running both Buffy and Angel, lined up as director. Angel co-star Charisma Carpenter was rumoured to be in the running for the role, but as with every other Wonder Woman movie before this year, it came to nothing. Hopefully this time around, Whedon will get full creative control and there will be minimal studio interference.

Hopefully.

Source: Variety

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Dave was born at an early age to parents of both sexes. He has been a self-confessed geek for as long as he can remember, having been raised through the 80s on a steady diet of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Red Dwarf and (sigh) Knight Rider. Throw the usual assortment of Saturday morning cartoons into the mix and we have something quite exceptional: someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of utter tosh; a love of giant robots and spaceships fighting; and the strange desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound while wearing his underpants over his trousers. The death ray is currently in the works and one day you shall all bow to him, his giant space station and fleet of funky orange space shuttles...

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