Mike Cecchini

Nov 23, 2017

The DCEU is alive and well, and Joss Whedon is still writing and directing the Batgirl movie.

Last night, a rumour surfaced that Joss Whedon had been removed from writing/directing duties on the Batgirl movie, that’s being planned by DC. The rationale is that there was backlash because of Justice League‘s disappointing box-office performance. This information is completely false, and I can confirm that Joss Whedon is not only still making the Batgirl movie, he’s currently working on it.

I have spoken with individuals close to both Whedon and the project and can confirm that this information is false. Joss Whedon is currently writing the script for Batgirl and will also serve as both director and producer. As of this writing, nobody has been cast as Batgirl, but it would be cool to see JK Simmons reprise his Justice League role as Commissioner Gordon.

Batgirl is one of the many DCEU projects that doesn’t currently have a release date. But Batman-centric projects are always a safe bet for the studio, so even if they back away from $300 million epics like Justice League in the short term, Bat-family projects like Nightwing, The Batman solo movie, and Batgirl are likely to continue as planned.