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Rejoice! Joss Whedon May Be Making a Standalone Batgirl Film

It would be DC's second film to star a female lead after Gal Gadot's 'Wonder Woman.'

Joss Whedon May Be Making a Standalone Batgirl Film
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Here's a little comic book news to brighten your day.... 

According to Variety, Joss Whedon, the mastermind behind Buffy the Vampire Slayer, is in talks to write, direct, and produce a standalone Batgirl movie. The film would be Barbara Gordon's first entry into DC's cinematic universe, and the second DC movie to star a female lead after Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman, which hits theaters in June. 

Whedon would be making a big change from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to the world of DC. Previously, he directed The Avengers and The Avengers: Age of Ultron for Marvel. 

A potential Batgirl film is certainly welcomed news to comic book fans — and those wanting to see more female superhero leads in film. However, unlike Wonder Woman, which is being helmed by Penny Jenkins, the Batgirl film would be directed by a man. Also, there was that whole Joss Whedon-Black Widow backlash thing that essentially ran Whedon off Twitter, or something like that.

But we'll let you decide how you feel. Whedon or not, seeing Batgirl in her own film is kind of awesome, and kind of a big deal. Let's hope they do it justice. 

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