Joss Whedon's BATGIRL Movie Will Reportedly Be Based on DC's 'New 52' Version of the Character

Yesterday we got the awesome news that Joss Whedon will be writing and directing a Batgirl movie for Warner Bros. Everyone knows that Whedon is great at writing for strong female characters, which makes him perfect for the job! 

Thanks to EW, we have some new information to share with you regarding the film. I know a lot of fans have been wondering which version of Batgirl he would bring to life for the film and according to the report, it will revolve around DC Comics' 'New 52' version of the heroine.

This version of the character was launched in 2011 after Barbara Gordon recovered from a paralyzing spinal injury that was notoriously inflicted on her by the Joker in the 1988 graphic novel The Killing Joke. She has completely recovered from the attack's injuries thanks to an experimental surgery. However, she's still haunted by the experience that almost killed her. 

EW goes on to say that the movie will follow comic writer Gail Simone’s "harder-edged storyline rather than the more comical, playful 'Batgirl of Burnside' series that was rebooted in 2014, featuring the hero as a social-media obsessed student living in a hipster neighborhood of Gotham."

I assumed this would be the hard-edged version of the character because that's the kind of DC Universe that WB set up for their films. That being said, I have no doubt that Whedon will be interjecting some of his charming humor as well to help lighten the story up. 

I'm so happy that Whedon is directing Batgirl, and it seems like most of the fans are on board as well! We've still got a long way to go before we see anything from this project, but it's good to know that Batgirl is in good hands.