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Joss Whedon to Direct ‘Batgirl’

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Nottingham chapter.

Wonder Woman seems to be in good company, if the suggested Variety reports are true. Joss Whedon is set to write, produce and direct the upcoming ‘Batgirl’ movie, which will expand the already extended universe of DC comics.

Batgirl is one of the most iconic DC female characters, following Wonder Woman who is already set to have her own movie debut in June 2017. She was originally introduced in 1967 as Barbara Gordon, the daughter of Commissioner Gordon and resident of Gotham City.

Whedon is already experienced in the comic book field, helming projects such as ‘The Avengers’ and its sequel ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’, causing equal excitement and concern from fans. Some believe it will be a good thing for the DCEU to have strong direction and knowledge, while others believe that his light humor isn’t the right fit for the dark and gloomier DC Universe.

With no other producers attached, it might be just what Joss Whedon wants since he became increasingly annoyed with Marvel’s intervention during ‘Age of Ultron’ – if DC proves to be the more relaxed counterpoint, he could even be here to stay.

Knowing all of this, it confirms one thing: the DCEU is here to stay, and for a long time. We’ve already got the confirmation of ‘Batman’, ‘Aquaman’ and ‘Gothic City Sirens’ and now, with the inclusion of Batgirl too, it seems that the DC Universe is intent on building something with the same scope as the Marvel Universe.

Hopefully the new movies will manage to tide over any and all criticisms that the ‘Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice” faced, and that no mention of ‘Martha’ will ever surface again.

With that, the DCEU has hope yet.

Bring on Wonder Woman!

Edited by Nicole Swain





Annie McGill

Nottingham '19

Hey everybody, I'm Annie and am currently a third year at the University of Nottingham! I love writing about things happening in popular culture and always manage to have an opinion about everything, which is why writing articles about why the new Popular Show is actually terrible can be very therapeutic to me. Join me in the discovery to find new films, TV shows and anything in between to talk about!
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Jenine Tudtud

Nottingham '17

Jenine is a fourth year American and Canadian Studies student at the University of Nottingham and is hoping to get a career in journalism or publishing. She is currently one of the Campus Correspondents for Her Campus Nottingham! She has just returned from The College of New Jersey after spending the past year studying abroad.