Marvel Gives Joss Whedon Approval For ‘Batgirl’

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The Marvel/DC Rivalry Takes A Backseat For Whedon To Do His ‘Batgirl’ Movie…

 

A couple weeks ago, it was announced that Joss Whedon would be writing and directing the DC Extended Universe’s Batgirl movie.  This was a big surprise since the creative mind has been on Team Marvel for a long time after directing the first two Avenger films and consulting on other projects.  Switching to Team DC to do a film seems like a big no-no when you think of the two comic books companies long rivalry.

However, it turns out that Joss Whedon got the A-Okay from Marvel Studio’s President Kevin Feige.  Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Feige had this to say:

“He called a couple months ago, which he didn’t have to do and was super cool of him and super nice of him, and we couldn’t be more supportive. We want to see a Joss Whedon Batgirl film be awesome.”

With an attitude like this, you know Feige is just a fan of comic books in general.  Everyone should be super-psyched for Whedon to bring Barbara Gordon to life.  Joss has a long career of making strong female characters with Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Dollhouse.  With a track record like Whedon’s, Batgirl is in good hands and she could really use an honorable adaptation.

We are just waiting for news on who will portray the purple-caped crusader.  When we hear the first casting news, we will let you know.

Now You Know Whassup, Chucks!

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