DC turned heads when it was reported that Avengers director Joss Whedon would be helming a solo Batgirl movie, and since the movie would be the second DC film focusing on a woman, Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins was asked to comment on the decision to have Whedon come aboard.
In an interview with the Toronto Sun, Jenkins admitted that she doesn't really know that much details about Whedon getting hired, but she is "excited" to have him attached to the movie. She says:
"I think [Whedon on Batgirl] super exciting… The tone of Joss' work is great for female superheroes. He takes such a fun approach and I think he'll have fun in the DC universe, which will be excited to have him."
Longtime fans of Whedon will know that he has had a hand in developing a lot of kick-ass women in pop culture. Whedon is responsible for Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and he also developed the character of River Tam from Firefly. Granted River didn't get to kick much ass in the series, she did unleash her full potential in the Serenity movie.
Not much details have gone out about the DC Cinematic Universe's Batgirl, but it's been said that it will be based on a newer version of the character from the New 52. With Bruce Wayne being a lot older in the introduced universe, however, people are speculating that Batgirl in Whedon's movie may be based on someone other than Barbara Gordon.
No official release date has been announced for Batgirl.