It looks like the Batgirl live-action superhero movie might all be thanks to Avengers director Joss Whedon.
According to a report by Variety, Warner Bros. hadn't even thought about working on a Batgirl movie until Whedon came along and pitched the standalone idea to the studio. Though the studio was eager to expand the burgeoning DC Extended Universe and was on the lookout for standalone ideas, Warner Bros. hadn't even considered a Batgirl standalone "until Whedon confessed to his love of Barbara Gordon and her masked alter ego. "
The pitch received the official green light and the Avengers director has been working towards the project despite all the troubles that come with the Justice League reshoots. While the article doesn't specify whether the studio had approached Whedon for a superhero movie pitch or whether it was the other way around, we're all definitely excited to see Batgirl.
The DCEU's first female-led superhero movie, Wonder Woman, was a global success. Not only did Gal Gadot's first feature film as the Princess of Themyscira win the hearts of critics and fans, the film also became the largest grossing female-directed movie of all time.
Whedon had done a lot in building the Avengers movies, and we're excited to see what he'll do for Batgirl.
Batgirl doesn't have a release date just yet, but we'll keep everyone posted.