Yes, Joss Whedon’s ‘Batgirl’ Film Is Still Happening

The landscape of the DCEU is shaky, to say the least. Justice League currently sits at $296M worldwide, which may sound good but is a far cry from expectations. And with that disappointing number, we expect there will be some changes to the future of the franchise. Rumors began making the rounds that one of those changes would be Joss Whedon’s departure from his upcoming Batgirl movie, but that’s not actually case.

Far from it, according to EW, who confirm that Whedon is still on board for Batgirl and is currently working on the script. The film will be based on the Barbara Gordon character introduced in 1967 as the daughter of Commissioner James Gordon. Presumably that would mean a role for J.K. Simmons? Who knows? It’s way too early to know anything sold about the story, like if perhaps The Joker, who famously crippled Batgirl in “The Killing Joke” storyline, will also appear.

There’s always the possibility things could change. Counting on anything to go as previously planned might be foolish at this point.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.