‘Batgirl’ And ‘Zatanna’ Films Are Apparently Still In The Works

Remember when putting Joss Whedon in charge of a Batgirl movie seemed like a really good idea? Yeah, a lot has changed in a few years. Whedon delivered one of the biggest superhero flops in Justice League, then allegations about his abusive treatment of actors began to surface and he was removed from the film. Birds of Prey writer Christina Hodson was brought on to revive the project, but Batgirl has sat languishing ever since.

Well, Batgirl is not dead. The film appeared as part of Warner Bros.’ upcoming DC slate during today’s AT&T’s Analyst & Investor Day 2021. While it’s just a grid of projects, it at least means the movie is still in development.

Also appearing on the grid is the Zatanna film that has been rumored about since 2018.

I don’t believe these projects would be revealed in this way if news on them was too far off. It’s possible we’re hearing something soon.

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.