There’s an interesting glimmer of hope for the DCEU, as Variety is reporting that Warner Bros is nearing a deal with Joss Whedon to write and direct a solo Batgirl movie. Assuming this doesn’t fall apart, we could have a pretty amazing film on our hands.
Whedon may not be perfect, but he always manages to inject some degree of levity and humor even into his darkest works. That sort of personality is direly needed in the DCEU. If only to add icing to the cake, EW is also reporting that the film will be based largely on Gail Simone’s run on the comic, which was one of the few good things to happen with DC’s New 52.
This would be amazing.
I mean, honestly – over the last few years I’ve had to write a lot of stories about the DCEU, and with the exception of Wonder Woman news, I’ve never really been genuinely excited. And with this announcement, unlike Wonder Woman, I have more than hope to hold onto. Whedon has a proven track record, and even his weakest works would be refreshing compared to what the DCEU has given us so far.
I’m just so happy right now.