Joss Whedon is close to agreeing a deal to write, produce and direct a Batgirl movie.
Warner and DC are targeting the Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron director to tackle the story of Barbara Gordon and her superhero alias. Her father, of course, is Commissioner Gordon, who will be portrayed by J.K. Simmons in this year’s Justice League. It is expected that Simmons will pop up in the Batgirl movie.
The project would continue Warner and DC’s attempts to put a welcome focus on their female characters, with Wonder Woman out in June and the in-development Harley Quinn vehicle Gotham City Sirens.