Joss Whedon closing in on Batgirl movie deal

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Stone also has some action roles under her belt such as "Zombieland" and has already starred in a superhero film with "The Amazing Spider-Man".

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Joss Whedon is now attached to the project and is in talks to write, direct, and produce a Batgirl movie with Warner Bros.

According to Variety, the Batgirl project only came to fruition last month follow a meeting between Whedon and those overseeing the standalone picture; Jon Berg, Geoff Johns and Toby Emmerich, President and Chief Content officer of Warner Bros. I'd put money it... and I can't help thinking we might even get a Batgirl cameo during the upcoming Batman solo film, The Batman.

Whedon would be making a big move from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to its DC counterpart, having written and directed "The Avengers" and "Avengers: Age of Ultron" for Disney-Marvel.

It remains unclear when the Batgirl film would go into production or hit theaters.

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If the new Batgirl movie fits into a similar mold as Whedon's other films, it'll probably be lighter and more upbeat than most of what we've seen from the DC franchise so far.

"Batgirl", for the uninitiated, is a DC comics superheroine who also lives in Gotham City.

Batgirl has changed a lot throughout the decades, with various characters adopting the mantle.

Batgirl, aka Barbara Gordon, is one of the most important characters in Batman comic book mythology, and has become an independent and beloved superhero all her own in recent years. What are your thoughts on Joss Whedon directing, producing and writing the film? She was previously portrayed by Yvonne Craig in the campy '60s Batman series, then by Alicia Silverstone (as Barbara Wilson, Alfred's niece) in the equally-campy 1997 flop Batman & Robin.

Batgirl was first introduced into the DC Comics universe in 1961, as Betty Kane.

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