Joss Whedon Talks on Exploring the Damage Behind Batgirl


Joss Whedon during the red carpet premiere of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 last night, went on to explain why he couldn’t pass on the chance to direct and write a Batgirl movie.

Whedon goes on to explain that he became obsessed with the character of a young woman who could put the cowl, even though she never went through the same trauma as Bruce Wayne did with his parents.

He goes on to say ask, what can be her damage to decide to pick that lifestyle. 

“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?” he said. “How intense and driven that person is … I just couldn’t stop thinking about it.”

Batgirl will become the third installment in the DC Extended Universe, that’ll star a female lead, no actress is attached nor does the film have a release date as of yet.


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