It was confirmed last week that director Joss Whedon will be at the helm of a Batgirl movie for DC. When asked about casting by Variety, Whedon mentioned that he doesn’t expect a big-name star to play the heroine. He said, “I feel like I’m creating this character, I’m going to dialogue with her, and then we’ll see who joins that later on.”
“I doubt it will be a name. This is somewhere where you go and find Batgirl and then you cast her”.
He said while he wouldn’t avoid huge stars, he isn’t looking at it as his main focus.
“I’m not against movie stars, they’re great, but you need somebody who’s going to be just right,” he said. “And a situation like this, the name carries a lot of weight so it’s not as critical.”
Whedon helmed the first two Avengers movies, but left the Marvel creative crew some time ago, to pursue other ideas and projects. There had been rumours about Joss Whedon doing more of his own superhero movies, or something in the vein of the Batman-verse, but it seems he’s found his movie.
The director and writer is known for his early shows like Firefly, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Agents of SHIELD.
A Batgirl movie is a long way off at the minute, considering it doesn’t have any producers as of yet. It will be DC’s second standalone female lead movie, after Wonder Woman drops this June.
Still waiting on that Black Widow movie yo.