‘Batgirl’ Gets Her Own Feature-Length Film With Joss Whedon Directing

Katie Jerkovich | Contributor

First “Wonder Woman” got her solo movie and now “Batgirl” will have her own feature-length film.

On Thursday, Variety magazine reported that Joss Whedon is just about to sign on board with Warner Brothers to write, direct, and produce the movie that will bring to life the comic book heroine for the first time ever. (RELATED: Watch The Newest Trailer For ‘Wonder Woman’)

Director of the movie Joss Whedon poses at the premiere of "Avengers: Age of Ultron" at Dolby theatre in Hollywood, California April 13, 2015.REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Director of the movie Joss Whedon poses at the premiere of “Avengers: Age of Ultron” at Dolby theatre in Hollywood, California April 13, 2015.REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

The new project came to life in the last month with Toby Emmerich, president of Warner Bros Pictures group, along with John Berg and Geoff Johns overseeing the project.

“Batgirl” will be the second such female lead superhero film from DC films after “Wonder Woman” hits theaters June 2, 2017.

No other producers have signed on as of yet and just who might play the lead role is a mystery.

“Batgirl” first appeared on people’s television screens in 1967 as Barbara Gordon, police commissioner James Gordon’s daughter.

Whedon’s past film credits include Marvel’s “The Avengers” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” The switch over to DC films from Marvel Cinematic Universe is huge.

DC’s Universe first launched in 2013 with “Man of Steel” followed by last year’s “Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Suicide Squad.” It will be followed up with “Wonder Woman” later this year along with “Justice League” due to hit theaters in November.

Katie Jerkovich

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