The DC Comic’s cinematic universe is full of surprises. One day they are going forward with an aggressive schedule, the next they are pushing back dates. Directors are coming and going and one day its a Batman film the next a Black Adam Film and so on. Of course this is all due to the response that the films that have been released have received, but no doubt have had an effect on their plans going forward. Which is why Warner Bros. are now looking to enlist the help of a director who has a few popular super hero flicks under his belt, Joss Whedon.
As a fan of the first Avengers movie I must say that this is an exciting prospect as he has experience with what audiences want to see in their superhero films. Patty Jenkins the director for the upcoming Wonder Woman film also shares my excitement being quoted in the Toronto Sun saying, â€œI think itâ€™s super exciting. The tone of Jossâ€™ work is great for female superheroes. He takes such a fun approach and I think heâ€™ll have fun in the DC universe, which will be excited to have him.â€ Jenkin’s Wonder Woman will be the first of three female led films that Warner Bros. has planned to release. The next one being David Ayer’s Gotham City Sirens and then possibly Joss Whedon’s Batgirl. It is interesting to point out that in this span of time Marvel so far only has plans on releasing one female led film starring Brie Larson in Captain Marvel.
Batgirls is a very well known character in the DC Universe. She is the daughter of Gotham City Police Commissioner Jim Gordon, and unfortunately one of her most iconic moments is tragic. This came during what was supposed to be an elseworld story in The Killing Joke by Alan Moore, where the Joker leaves her paralyzed from the waist down in a vicious attack. This later was turned into canon and due to her being in a wheelchair then became Oracle, assisting Batman from the Batcave. Thankfully we know that Wheldon’s interpretation will be from the New 52 line of DC Comics, where Batgirl was given a more modern hipster look that is more relatable for readers.
Even with the mess that Warner Bros. has made with the DCEU, I like the fact that they are not afraid to be diverse. They do not seem to have a template for making their films, instead giving directors the opportunity to use their creativity to bring their characters to life. I look forward to a confirmation on a Joss Whedon Batgirl film. Do you think Warner Bros. should use Joss Whedon for a Batgirl film? Or should he be directing a different DC Comics Story? Let us know what you think below!
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Source: The Toronto Sun