Back in 2017, Warner Bros. and DC dropped a bombshell that would be one of the trending topics of the DCEU for months. Joss Whedon was set to direct, produce and write a Batgirl solo movie that will start development in 2018. That didn’t happen. The project became stagnant and many wondered why Batgirl wasn’t moving as quickly as advertised.
Turns out, Joss Whedon left Batgirl because he couldn’t come up with a viable script. Whedon put out this statement on his exit from the project:
“Batgirl is such an exciting project, and Warners/DC such collaborative and supportive partners, that it took me months to realize I really didn’t have a story,”
That was back in February of 2018. Over the past few months, the project remained in purgatory until today. Christina Hodson is now attached to write the script for Batgirl. Hodson’s most notable movie on her resume is the Bumblebee prequel movie that will be releasing this December. Hodson is also the scriptwriter behind the upcoming DC/Warner Bros. spinoff Birds of Prey. With Patty Jenkins success with Wonder Woman, one has to think that Christina Hodson can replicate some of the same box office magic. It doesn’t hurt that Hodson is extremely familiar with the character either.
What remains unknown is how much, if any, the Batgirl movie will be connected to the Matt Reeves Batman or the Chris McKay Nightwing solo projects that are also in development. Batgirl has been a character that has been underrated for years and it seems that she will finally be getting her due if Hodson can write a solid script.
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