PRAISE BE THE THE NERD GODS AND GEEK GODDESS!!!
It was just annouced via Variety that JOSS WHEDON, creator of “Buffy the Vampire “, ” Firefly”, “Dollhouse” and director of the ultra, mega smash hit “Marvel’s The Avengers”, is finished a deal to write and direct a Batgirl stand alone film for Warner Bros and DC Comics. This is the second feature film Warner Bros and DC Comics are developing around a female centric hero. The other being David Ayer’s “Gotham Coty Sirens”, that has Margo Robbie attached to star as Harley Quinn.
WELL SHIT!!! This news comes as a huge surprised. I certainly would’ve never guess it would happene, Whedon and WB teaming up to do a stand alone movie together. Certainty not off they falling out they had during his pre production on his take on a stand alone Wonder Woman movie.
However Whedon was salty with Marvel during press for Avengers:Age of Ultron citing creative disputes and studio interferences as some of the many reasons he felt the movie didn’t turn out how’d he hoped.
Variety reported that the production is still in its early stages as Warner Bros intends to movie ahead with their active projects, namely David Ayer’s “Gotham City Sirens” and James Wan’s “Aquaman”, starring Jason Momoa (which starts shooting this April).
Whedon is the latest creative mind to join the DC universe following Matt Reeves (War for the Planet of the Apes), who is currently working on “The Batman”, with Ben Affleck to star.
Chris McKay (“The Lego Batman Movie”) who is going to helm a Nightwing solo film.
Warner Bros is also courting Mel Gibson (“Hacksaw Ridge” and Matthew Vaughn (“Kingsmen: The Golden Circle”) to tackle Suicide Sqaud 2 and Man of Steel 2 respectively, the latter apparently will work as soft reboot for both the character and the cinematic universe. It was also reported by Oscar winnin screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (“The Social Network, “Steve Jobs”) via Comicbook.com that he will be meting with the studio later this month to discuss projects that he might want to tackle as well.
It’s clear that Warner Bros has had some major stumbles in constructing their cinematic work of heroes and villains, no doubt now with helmers like these on board they are actively seeking to reconstruct everything. Here’s hoping they succeed in their endeavor.