According to Variety Joss Whedon is close to singing a deal with Warner Bros. to write, direct and produce a Batgirl movie in the DC Extended Universe.
The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron writer/director is about to switch sides, going from Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe to Warner’s DC Extended Universe. I really do hope this thing goes through and Joss Whedon ends up making this Batgirl movie, that is as long as Warner Bros. actually let him make the film he wants to make and interfere as little as possible. Unfortunately that’s a hard ask for a big studio, especially when that movie is part of a bigger universe.
Not much else is known about the project at this point (no casting news) as it’s still very early days. Even so the movie (which I hope won’t be titled The Batgirl) will naturally include many other characters from Gotham City. I’m hoping at least one of those will be J.K. Simmons’ Commissioner Gordon since Barbara Gordon/Batgirl is after all his daughter. And maybe we get a tiny bit of Batfleck too. The untitled film has no release date yet, and even if everything works out and Joss Whedon does sign, don’t expect to see it in theaters before 2020. Any Batgirl casting ideas?