In what is quite frankly one of the most surprising and yet satisfying moves in recent history with regards to the comic book spectrum of cinema, Joss Whedon has been confirmed as joining the DCEU to tackle a standalone Batgirl movie.
The news which was first broke by Variety confirms that Whedon, will direct, write and produce the movie for Warner Bros, with the likes of Toby Emmerich, Geoff Johns and Jon Berg overseeing the project as they usually do with the Warner Bros comic properties.
This is an unprecedented move, with Whedon having previously brought to screen Marvel’s The Avengers for two outings and seemingly stuck it to the competition that was DC. In moving to the other side of things, it’s clear that Whedon’s relationship with the red brand is officially over and it spells nothing but excitement and great intent for the DCEU.
It’s also great to see another superb female superhero being able to showcase her own singular movie, with Batgirl following in the footsteps of Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman. Now all we need to find out is who will be cast as Barbara Gordon – interesting times are afoot…