Joss Whedon Talks Batgirl Movie

At the LA World Premiere for Guardians of The Galaxy Vol 2 director Joss Whedon spoke about the recent news that he would be moving on from duties curating the Marvel universe to tackle a Batgirl solo movie for Warner Bros.

“She came up, and I started getting obsessed with how a young woman could get hardcore enough to need to put on the cowl. Like, what’s her damage? She didn’t have her parents killed in an alley. Who is this person, who decides — rather than being forced to by their childhood trauma — decides to pick up this life? How intense and driven that person is… I just couldn’t stop thinking about it.”

As for what version of the character he might use for the movie, that he says he hasn’t decided yet. And he doesn’t yet know who will be bringing her to life, but he knows he doesn’t really want a big name star.

“I doubt it’ll be a name, I think this is somewhere where you go and find Batgirl and then you cast her, I mean, I’m not against movie stars, they’re great, but you need somebody who is just right. And a situation with this, the name carries a lot of weight so it’s not as critical. Definitely Vin Diesel.”

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