The status of Batgirl has been up in the air since writer/director Joss Whedon exited the project earlier this year. We had heard that Batgirl wasn’t a priority and that Warner Bros. was going to focus on movies about the main members of the Justice League, but apparently that wasn’t the case.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. has hired Christina Hodson to write Batgirl. Hodson wrote the upcoming Transformers movie Bumblebee, which is due out on December 21 — the same day as Aquaman. THR notes that Hodson has already worked on a project at Warner Bros. involving Batgirl, she was helping develop a Birds of Prey movie.

Roxane Gay, a New York Times best-selling author who has written Marvel comics before, offered to write Batgirl and there seemed to be interest on WB/DC’s end, but she recently took to Twitter to bash Justice League as well. Perhaps that didn’t help her chances.

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter

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