“Buffy” creator and “The Avengers” director Joss Whedon is reportedly nearing a deal to write, direct, and produce an untitled “Batgirl” film for Warner Bros. Pictures.
The superheroine will get her own standalone movie, but it will be a part of the studio’s DC Extended Universe. No other producers are currently attached to the project which has only just originated in the past month and will feature other characters from the world of Gotham City.
Batgirl first appeared in DC Comics in 1967 as Barbara Gordon, the daughter of Gotham City police commissioner James Gordon. Should that follow then J.K. Simmons, who plays Commissioner Gordon in “Justice League,” could well appear.
Toby Emmerich, Jon Berg and Geoff Johns will oversee the film which hasn’t set a date as yet.