Joss Whedon talks Batgirl

We’re still reeling from the news that there is a Batgirl movie in the works. Joss Whedon has had a lot to say these last few days about casting and why he was drawn to the character.

“She came up, and I started getting obsessed with how a young woman could get hardcore enough to need to put on the cowl,” Whedon said. “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.”

On Casting: “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.”

It’s been reported that the film will take inspiration from the New 52-Gail Simone era and we here at SeppinRek just started the series. Volume 1 is a great read and if you haven’t read it, you should pick it up. We like how she still thinks about the trauma she suffered under the Joker’s cruel action of shooting her and also how she is still dealing with getting her legs back.

There is also some great scenes with her and Nightwing, and Batman as well.




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