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BATGIRL: Joss Whedon Discusses Writing Film And Casting Lead

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Joss Whedon Talks About Writing Batgirl And Casting Its Heroine

Saturn Award-winning The Avengers director Joss Whedon gets candid about penning a screenplay for the upcoming Batgirl film and finding a star for it.

Prior to his work on Marvel‘s massive cinematic franchise, Whedon was known for helming the supernatural TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer during the late 1990’s and early 2000’s. Since then, he has served has served as a writer in a litany of projects, such as Alien: Resurrection, Titan A.E., Atlantis: The Lost Empire, and The Cabin in the Woods. Additionally, he was a co-writer on Toy Story, earning an Academy Award nomination for his work.

Although Whedon says that he has no one in mind for the role at the moment, he says that he is currently in a “dialogue” with the character and “very excited” to see how the process turns out. The Much Ado About Nothing director also revealed he doubts a high-profile actress will get the role, saying he thinks he will “find Batgirl” first and then cast a suitable person for the character.

Per Superherohype, the source of this story, shares the following information:

The outlet pressed him on casting a “fresh face” for the project, to which he said: “I’m not against movie stars, they’re great, but you need somebody who’s going to be just right, and a situation like this the name carries a lot of weight, so it’s not as critical.”

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