Joss Whedon's Batgirl: Who should play Barbara Gordon?

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Pictures Group president Toby Emmerich will be overseeing the project alongside Jon Berg and Geoff Johns.

It's been reported by Variety that not only will he write/direct but also produce the untitled Batgirl flick and it'll be part of DC's extended universe. Whedon directed 2012's "The Avengers" and 2015's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" as well as helped create the "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D".

Considering his distinctive approach to storytelling, It's possible Whedon focuses on Batgirl's recent Burnside storyline. Whedon is probably best known as the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which depicted a smart, sassy, butt-kicking female lead, not unlike Barbara Gordon, making Batgirl a natural fit for the filmmaker.

Joss Whedon always dreamed of directing a Wonder Woman film.

Whedon was long rumored to be attached to a "Wonder Woman" film that never materialized, and he's praised the first looks at the upcoming film.

Batgirl is flying solo. She took on the mantle of Batgirl, and became Batman's partner and protegé for many years.

Batgirl has been a Gotham staple in DC Comics lore since the late 1960s, with the original superheroine set up as Barbara Gordon, the daughter of Gotham Police Commissioner Jim Gordon. Though, as we'd seen with J.J. Abrams' involvement in both the Star Trek and Star Wars franchises, the matter of fandom allegiance is something people can overlook. Man of Steel, Batman v Superman, and Suicide Squad all made tons of money but polarized audiences thanks to their grim and gritty vibes.

DC and Warner Bros. have a full slate ahead, with Teen Titans: The Judas Contract coming first on April 4, 2017.

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