Joss Whedon is no stranger to superhero films, having served as one of the architects of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as both writer and director of The Avengers and its sequel. More recently, he crossed over to Warner Bros., first as the announced as writer and director of Batgirl and then to help out with Justice League after Zack Snyder experienced a family tragedy. However, Whedon’s involvement apparently doesn’t end there.
In new interview, DC Films executives Jon Berg and Geoff Johns, revealed Whedon’s role may be even larger still.
“He’s a big part already,” Berg told Variety. “We love him. He’s a great partner, collaborator; we want him to be ensconced.”
Berg explained number of creative minds have visited to discuss the long-term direction of the DCEU, but Whedon had particularly strong opinions.
“We bring people by, have general meetings and talk about comics and their favorite superhero movies,” he said. “With Joss, he saw the master board, and he saw a Batgirl title and he said, ‘You guys seriously want to do ‘Batgirl’?’ And we said, ‘Absolutely.’ He said, ‘That’s my jam.’”
While little is known about Whedon’s Batgirl, other than that it will drawn from Gail Simone’s New 52 run on the character, it’s pretty safe to say Warner Bros. is aiming for a release sometime in 2019.
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