Joss Whedon Will Begin Working On Batgirl In 2018
Posted 2017/07/22 0 0
Joss Whedon will work on Batgirl once he's finished with the Justice League movie!
After his duties on Justice League are complete, Whedon is expected to start working on Batgirl for the DCEU next year. This exciting news comes to us from DC head honcho Geoff Johns, who spoke with IGN Live about the various projects that are coming to the DCEU over the next few years. Eventually the subject of the Bat-family was brought up, where Johns revealed the current timeline for Batgirl's development, saying:
But for Batman what I will say is that Batman is more than just Batman and, you know, it's been way too long since we've seen, you know, an expansion of that universe, and Batgirl -- we are doing Batgirl with Joss Whedon, it's going to be super exciting. He's going to start that next year, and that's just the start.
Whedon had to step in at the eleventh hour to finish Justice League after original director Zack Snyder suffered a family tragedy. DC's answer to The Avengers hits UK theatres on November 17. While he will be starting on the film next year, we don't know exactly in what capacity. He could just be beginning the writing process, or he might be planning production. As of right now, Batgirl doesn't have a release date.
While this is certainly great news for fans of the character and the director, it also exacerbates the concerns that the studio is focused more on building an extended Batman universe, with movies like Harley Quinn vs. The Joker coming out of left field, rather than developing all the other DC Comics superheroes that are awaiting their own films, such as the Scarlet Speedster. The Flash movie appears to be stuck in development hell, with multiple directors having dropped the project over the past year or so, and it’s currently without a set release date, despite originally being confirmed for spring 2018.