Published: Thu, April 20, 2017
Research | By Jo Caldwell

Joss Whedon confirms he's doing 'Batgirl', talks casting

Joss Whedon confirms he's doing 'Batgirl', talks casting

Are you excited to see Joss Whedon's Batgirl movie?

When Joss Whedon left Warner Bros.'s Wonder Woman movie in 2007, he revealed a similiar casting decision - he wanted then How I Met Your Mother actor Cobie Smulders to play Diana Prince, years before she was cast as Maria Hill for 2012's Avengers.

In an interview with Variety, Whedon stated that he wasn't thinking about casting for now.

Unsurprisingly the director revealed that he isn't expecting his Batgirl to be portrayed by a major star, not because he doesn't want a movie star in the role but because he's committed to finding the flawless actor to play the character, no matter how famous they already are. "I'm in a dialogue with her, and then we'll see who joins that later on". "And a situation like this, the name carries a lot of weight so it's not as critical". She was recently voiced by Rosario Dawson in The LEGO Batman Movie. I feel like I'm creating this character. The tone of Joss' work is great for female superheroes.

Feige said that Spider-Man, who is now appearing in Marvel Cinematic Universe films thanks to a deal between Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios, will appear not only in Avengers: Infinity War but also the untitled fourth Avengers movie, but the two studios have no further plans for Spidey crossovers at the moment.

Feige offered up that Joss Whedon had given him a call about doing Batgirl.

Batgirl has been the alter ego of several different characters in the DC Comics but the definitive version is Barbara Gordon who first appeared in comic book pages back in 1967.

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