A "Batgirl" motion picture is underway, and joss whedon will apparently be the one to write and direct the film. The superhero movie will be a part of the Dc Extended Universe.

The new Batgirl

Barbara Gordon’s alter ego never had her own movie before. Reportedly, the character will be an adaptation of the DC Comics “New 52” version that was launched in 2011 and it will be used as a starting point in the movie. In this version, Gordon has completely recovered from a spinal injury after being given experimental surgery. The said injury was inflicted on her by the Joker in the 1988 novel "The Killing Joke." However, it’s not yet known how much of the series will be associated with the film.

Marvel Cinematic Universe to DC Extended Universe

Whedon is notable for writing and directing "The Avengers" and "Avengers: Age of Ultron" for Marvel. The movies were very successful at the box office regardless of the way Whedon had open conflicts with Marvel over creative direction. This time around, Warner Brothers may give the director the creative freedom that he needs to helm the new superhero film. This move by the studio could well be the turning point for the DC Extended Universe.

Other Joss Whedon projects

The director also famously wrote the hit TV series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Agents of SHIELD." Also, he likewise started the "Astonishing X-Men" comic book series for Marvel in 2004.

In 2005, he was hired to write a "Wonder Woman" movie, but the project was later dropped. His other notable projects were "Angel," "Dollhouse" and "Firefly."

Future Warner Bros. films

The movie studio’s upcoming films will be "Wonder Woman," "Justice League," which is set to debut on Nov. 17 and "Aquaman," set to hit movie theaters in December 2018.

Warner Bros. is also developing a sequel for "Suicide Squad" and a spin-off called "Gotham City Sirens," in which it will feature Harley Quinn, played by actor Margot Robbie.

The DC Extended Universe is having trouble keeping up with the Marvel Cinematic Universe virtually in every category. Now that "Batgirl" is coming, Whedon will be given the opportunity to bring DCEU a much-needed redemption.