DCEU’s Batgirl movie made headlines when it was revealed that Joss Whedon would direct it, and it made headlines again when he left the project. The movie was said to be in the backburner for the DCEU, but now we have news that the film has found a new screenwriter.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Christina Hodson will be taking over the script that was previously being written by Whedon. Hodson’s writing credits include movies like Unforgettable and Shut-In, but probably the biggest title in her resume is the Transformers spinoff Bumblebee. Now Batgirl will be the most recognizable film that Hodson will have her name on.
There have been various versions of Batgirl in the comics, but this movie is said to be focusing on the most popular Batgirl, Barbara Gordon. We don’t know what part of her story we’ll be covering, but hopefully, they explain why she’s missing from Batman’s life by the time Batman v Superman kicks in the timeline.
The DCEU still has no release for Batgirl, but hopefully, we get her movie sometime in 2020. After the success of Wonder Woman, Batgirl was supposed to be the next superheroine in line, but after Whedon left the project, WB decided to focus on larger superhero titles.
Batgirl has no release date.