Yesterday was chock-full of exciting DC news! An animated movie adaptation of the Injustice video game series is in the works, two brand new animated shows revolving around Batman and Superman were announced, and Jeremy Irvine was the latest actor to join the upcoming Green Lantern TV series for HBO Max. Irvine will be playing the first Green Lantern from the comics, Alan Scott, with Finn Wittrock in the role of Guy Gardner.
Most DC fans are still mourning some of WB’s shelved projects such as Ava DuVernay’s New Gods. However, one upcoming DC project has managed to get to some amazing news! In an exclusive report from The Hollywood Reporter, Bad Boys For Life and Ms.Marvel directing duo, Bilall Fallah and Adil El Arbi, will now be the newest directors for DC’s Batgirl movie! Arbi and Fallah replace Joss Whedon who boarded the project back in March of 2017 but, Whedon left in April 2018.
Bumblebee and Birds of Prey screenwriter Christina Hodson is still attached. Kristen Burr from Disney’s upcoming release of Cruella will be producing. Instead of a theatrical release, the article states that the Batgirl film will be an HBO Max exclusive. While there isn’t any mention of which Batgirl this project will be about, there’s also no word if this will be separate or a part of the main DCEU.
In an official statement, Kristen Burr shares her excitement on Batgirl by saying:
‘With Batgirl, we hope to take the audience on a fun ride and see a different side of Gotham,” said Burr. “Christina’s script is crackling with spirit. Adil and Bilall have an excited and joyous energy, which is infectious, making them the perfect filmmakers for this Batproject. And I’m just psyched I get to be part of the DC universe, which is super cool.”
Besides being the co-showrunners for the upcoming Ms.Marvel series on Disney+, THR went on the record to mention that Billall and Adil have directed the first episode and the finale. I for one cannot wait to see what kind of energy those two bring to these highly anticipated projects!
Which Batgirl would you love to see the movie be about? Are you excited? Let us know in the comments below!