Joss Whedon declared over a year ago that he broke up with Marvel because making the second Avengers movie nearly put him in a grave. It looks like he’s finally found a rebound piece in DC. Joss will be the mastermind behind a standalone Batgirl movie.
Variety says that after directing two Avengers movies for Marvel, Joss is cuddling up to DC and is in talks to write, direct and produce a Batgirl movie for Warner Bros. There’s no other producers attached right now. Toby Emmerich, the President and CCO of Warner Bros. Pictures Group, and two other dudes put the project together within the past month.
Joss tried to make a Wonder Woman movie about 10 years ago, but that never happened. The last time Batgirl was in a movie was in the 1997 acid-covered dried turd Batman & Robin. Alicia Silverstone played her. I’ll wait here as you swat away the memories of those “Fatgirl” headlines.
As for when this Batgirl movie will come out, my guess is sometime around 2035. DC’s plate is more than full of nerdgasm inducers. This is what their slate looks like for the next few years:
Wonder Woman – June 2017
Justice League – November 2017
Aquaman – December 2018
Shazam – April 2019
Cyborg – April 2020
Green Lantern Corps – July 2020
They’re also working on the standalone Battfleck movie, a Suicide Squad sequel and Gotham City Sirens. So yeah, Joss is probably doing casting for the role of Batgirl at hospital nurseries. That baby will be a teenager by the time filming begins. And I just hope that Batgirl’s mother’s name is Martha, because then shit will really get ultra serious.
And here’s the dudes of Justice League at CinemaCon in Las Vegas yesterday: