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Old 03-30-2017, 10:49 AM   #1
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Josh Whedon Batgirl Solo Film ?

Batgirl is flying solo. The superheroine is getting her own standalone movie from filmmaker Joss Whedon.

Whedon is nearing a deal to write, direct, and produce an untitled Batgirl pic for Warner Bros. as part of its DC Extended Universe.

No other producers are currently attached. Toby Emmerich, president and chief content officer of Warner Bros. Pictures Group is overseeing with Jon Berg and Geoff Johns. The new project originated in the past month.

Batgirl is one of the most popular superheroines in the world, but has never gotten her own movie. The project will also feature other characters from the world of Gotham.

Batgirl first appeared in DC Comics in 1967 as Barbara Gordon, the daughter of Gotham City police commissioner James Gordon in “The Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl!” by writer Gardner Fox and artist Carmine Infantino.

The Batgirl project will be the second movie from DC Films to star a female lead after Gal Gadot’s “Wonder Woman,” which opens June 2. Extensive footage was shown Wednesday at CinemaCon.

source http://variety.com/2017/film/news/ba...os-1202018544/
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Old 03-30-2017, 10:52 AM   #2
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Old 03-30-2017, 10:56 AM   #3
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Batgirl is flying solo. The superheroine is getting her own standalone movie
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... from filmmaker Joss Whedon.
... Forget it.
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Old 03-30-2017, 10:58 AM   #4
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Not sure how I feel about Whedon doing it, as I'd probably prefer some other directors, but YES.

Batgirl to the big screen!

What won't happen, but I'd love to be the case, would be Babs as Oracle training the new Batgirl (probably Cassandra Cain) with flashbacks to Babs as the first Batgirl.
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Old 03-30-2017, 11:02 AM   #5
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What won't happen, but I'd love to be the case, would be Babs as Oracle training the new Batgirl (probably Cassandra Cain) with flashbacks to Babs as the first Batgirl.
In this particular DC cinematic universe that would make the most sense. It's kind of strange if the very first Batgirl ever pops up in a Dark Knight Returns-era.

A lot of very strange decisions.

So right now, in development, we have Nightwing, Batgirl, Black Adam, Captain Marvel, Gotham City Sirens, Suicide Squad 2, Harley Quinn: The Movie, Green Lantern Corps, Justice League Dark, Cyborg, Flash, Aquaman, Man of Steel 2, and The Batman.

lol... not even half of those will ever happen.
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Wasn't Batgirl, or at least Barbara Gordon, supposed to be in BvS?
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Wasn't Batgirl, or at least Barbara Gordon, supposed to be in BvS?
No, never. Though a ton of people speculated/really wanted to believe that Jena Malone was playing Barbara Gordon in her deleted scenes. But the scenes were restored in the extended cut, and that's not Barbara.
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Yeah, shoulda Googled that. Jena Malone's character was rumored to be Babs but that never was the case.
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I love Whedon, so I'm game for whatever he does. Surprised he's having another go at a superhero universe movie so soon after the way Marvel treated him on AoU.

To me, this and the Nightwing movie announcement a couple weeks back feels like more evidence leaning towards Affleck being on his way out.
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Old 03-30-2017, 11:13 AM   #10
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In this particular DC cinematic universe that would make the most sense. It's kind of strange if the very first Batgirl ever pops up in a Dark Knight Returns-era.

A lot of very strange decisions.

So right now, in development, we have Nightwing, Batgirl, Black Adam, Captain Marvel, Gotham City Sirens, Suicide Squad 2, Harley Quinn: The Movie, Green Lantern Corps, Justice League Dark, Cyborg, Flash, Aquaman, Man of Steel 2, and The Batman.

lol... not even half of those will ever happen.
Yeah. But you and I both know which of those movies have a much higher chance of happening. I call it the "Batman" test...

Nightwing? Batman sidekick, so Yes.
Batgirl? Batman sidekick, so Yes.
Black Adam? Nope.
Shazam? Nope.
Gotham City Sirens? Batman rogues, so Yes.
Suicide Squad? Batman rogues, so Yes.
Green Lantern Corps? Nope.
Justice League Dark? Nope.
Cyborg? Nope.
The Flash? Nope.
Aquaman? Not Batman, but already filming, so Yes.
Man of Steel 2? I really hope otherwise, but Nope.
The Batman? Eventually, Yes.
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Old 03-30-2017, 11:25 AM   #11
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They'll make Black Adam simply to keep the Rock in the fold.
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Joss Whedon is going to have Batgirl constantly making quips and then talking about how women are so much stronger than men in the movie, right?
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Joss Whedon is going to have Batgirl constantly making quips and then talking about how women are so much stronger than men in the movie, right?
Or maybe have a heart-to-heart with Killer Croc, talking about how similar they are to each other because the Joker sterilized her when he shot her in the gut.
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Old 03-30-2017, 11:40 AM   #14
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At least its not Paul Fieg's batgirl where all the men are incompetent morons and Batgirl is played by an unfunny middle aged woman
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Old 03-30-2017, 11:58 AM   #15
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I would be interested depending who they cast as Batgirl and as long as they are not going with the Oracle story line.
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Old 03-30-2017, 12:03 PM   #16
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Surprised by the reaction.

I think this is a great choice, but I don't have strong ties to Batgirl.

I wouldn't vouch for everything Joss does, but he has done some great work. Love his Astonishing X-Men run and I think he did well with the first Avengers film.

This seems to be right up his alley. Hopefully he can squeeze a little Batfleck in there. assuming Ben sticks around. I wouldn't be surprised if part of his departure as director of The Batman coincides with an agreement to do some more cameos in other DC films. I could see WB seeing this as a good compromise.
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Old 03-30-2017, 12:07 PM   #17
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The thing is though since this Batman is in his 40's and Dick is already Nightwing, wouldn't Barbara have to be in her 30's at least?

They can't do a young 20 something year old Barbara in College if everyone else is already older in this universe.
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The thing is though since this Batman is in his 40's and Dick is already Nightwing, wouldn't Barbara have to be in her 30's at least?

They can't do a young 20 something year old Barbara in College if everyone else is already older in this universe.
Hence why my idea might actually come to pass... hopefully the DCEU is willing to embrace the idea of Robin and Batgirl as mantles passed down from individual to individual.

I mean... we've got a dead Robin and a Nightwing movie, so it seems this is indeed will be the case. But it's easier to sell the non-comic audience on "multiple Robins" then on "multiple Batgirls." Just look at the New 52.
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I can't seem making any Batgirl movie about anyone other than Barbara Gordon though. She's the only well known Batgirl to the general public.
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DC just needs to ignore timelines/continuity like Fox does with their Marvel movies and make the movie they want and not try to fit it into any shared universe.
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