Joss Whedon in final talks to write and direct Batgirl movie

Avengers director Joss Whedon is in final talks to write, direct, and produce a standalone Batgirl movie for Warner Bros., Variety reports.

No other producers are attached, but Variety says that Toby Emmerich, president and chief content officer of Warner Bros., is overseeing the project with Jon Berg and Geoff Johns.

Update: Joss Whedon’s Batgirl movie will be based on The New 52 comics

Whedon was attached to a Wonder Woman project about 10 years ago, and has always expressed interest in directing a Batman movie. He even said he’d like to do a female Batman movie, and with Batgirl, it looks like he got his wish!

It looks like the DC Extended Universe is quickly becoming the Batman Extended Universe! Besides Batgirl, there’s a Nightwing movie in development, along with The Batman, Gotham City Sirens, and Suicide Squad 2.

SOURCE: Variety