Joss Whedon Wants To Explore Why Barbara Gordon Wears Her Suit In Batgirl

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There's been a lot of hullabaloo going on about Warner Bros. upcoming Batgirl movie. Not only will it be the first Batgirl live-action movie, the DC film will also be helmed by former Marvel Avengers director, Joss Whedon who will be basing the film on DC Comics New 52.

However, despite all the talk the upcoming film is generating between DC and Marvel fans, little is known about Batgirl. Luckily Whedon isn't afraid to speak about the angle that he'd like to lead the DCEU movie into.

Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Whedon talked about his interest in the Batman sidekick's origin.


"She came up, and I started getting obsessed with how a young woman could get hardcore enough to need to put on the cowl. Like, What's her damage?" The Avengers director explained. "She didn't have her parents killed in an alley. Who is this person, who decides — rather than being forced to by their childhood trauma — decides to pick up this life? How intense and driven that person is … I just couldn't stop thinking about it."

This would definitely be an interesting for Whedon's Batgirl since the story could go two ways – one by telling Barbara Gordon's comic origin story where she fixes up a suit for a party and helps save Bruce Wayne from thugs along the way and the other telling the story of her rehabilitation after being crippled by The Joker in Alan Moore's The Killing Joke. Let's wait and see which route Whedon takes.

Batgirl has no release date as of yet but we'll keep everyone updated as soon as w get word.

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