Joss Whedon is in talks to write, direct, and produce a live-action Batgirl film, according to Variety. The negotiations reportedly began in February 2017, with DC Films’ co-heads Jon Berg and Geoff Johns and Warner Bros. Pictures Preisdent/CCO Toby Emmerich taking point with Whedon.
This untitled Batgirl film will reportedly feature other characters from Gotham as well.
Last May, a Harley Quinn/Batgirl film was reported to be in early development at Warner Bros., with Margot Robbie and her Suicide Squad director David Ayer ultimately becoming attached with a tentative title, Gotham City Sirens. In February, a Nightwing movie with director Chris McKay was also reported.
Whedon previously worked with Warner Bros. in 2006 and 2007 on a live-action Wonder Woman film, with the writer/director ultimately quitting the project after disagreements with the studio. Before that, he was in talks with Warner Bros. for a Batman film before they went instead with Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins.