Joss Whedon wants to explore why Batgirl puts on the cowl

“Marvel's The Avengers” Director Joss Whedon on set Ph: Zade Rosenthal © 2011 MVLFFLLC. TM & © 2011 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

Last night Variety spoke to Joss Whedon at the premiere of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, where he confirmed he was making a Batgirl movie, and The Hollywood Reporter was there to speak to him as well.

Based on Whedon’s comments to THR, it sounds like he’s interested in telling a Batgirl origin story.

“She came up, and I started getting obsessed with how a young woman could get hardcore enough to need to put on the cowl. Like, What’s her damage?” Whedon said.

“She didn’t have her parents killed in an alley. Who is this person, who decides — rather than being forced to by their childhood trauma — decides to pick up this life?” he added. “How intense and driven that person is … I just couldn’t stop thinking about it.”

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SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter