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BATGIRL: Joss Whedon Unveils Direction for Barbara Gordon

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Batgirl to Focus on Barbara Gordon’s Journey to Don Cape

Joss Whedon is looking to create an origin story for his upcoming Batgirl movie for Warner Bros. The Avengers director is looking to go deeper into how Barbara Gordon got into vigilantism, which is something that Whedon is excited to tackle in this version.

Joss Whedon’s jump from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to the DC Extended Universe is something to look forward to, and since the Batgirl film will be inspired by the New 52 line-up, nothing else has been revealed about the adaptation. Whedon did offer some hints as to what the film may cover and what he’s excited about when he starts shooting. Talking with The Hollywood Reporter, he said, “She came up, and I started getting obsessed with how a young woman could get hardcore enough to need to put on the cowl. Like, What’s her damage?” He also added, “She didn’t have her parents killed in an alley. Who is this person, who decides — rather than being forced to by their childhood trauma — decides to pick up this life? How intense and driven that person is … I just couldn’t stop thinking about it.”

At least we see why Whedon is excited to take on this superheroine, so it will be interesting to see where this story will end up. Will it be mostly her origins or will it be her returning to living the life of a superhero after being attacked by The Joker as some reports are suggesting? We’ll have to wait and see how it all plays out.

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