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Batgirl solo film
« on: March 30, 2017, 10:26:56 PM »
According to Syfy Wire, Joss Whedon is set to write and direct the first Batgirl solo film. My first thought, on reading that: "Please tell me that Summer Glau isn't too old to play, and would be interested in playing, the part that she was meant for!"
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Re: Batgirl solo film
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2017, 12:09:59 AM »
According to Syfy Wire, Joss Whedon is set to write and direct the first Batgirl solo film. My first thought, on reading that: "Please tell me that Summer Glau isn't too old to play, and would be interested in playing, the part that she was meant for!"

Is this classic Batgirl or the new lesbian one? (Not that there's anything wrong with that)

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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2017, 01:08:22 AM »
Apparently, there's very little information so far; the article starts by saying that Whedon is "said to be nearing a deal to write, direct and produce" such a film. Copied and pasted:

"No official word yet on any other details about the film, up to and including which version of Batgirl is likely to appear. Sources have told Entertainment Weekly that the film will take on the Barbara Gordon version of the character. More specifically, they claim the film will be based on the New 52 version of the character. Written by Gail Simone, this version of Babs had recently recovered from a spinal injury following her shooting by the Joker in The Killing Joke. During the series, she grapples with everything from Batwoman to the Joker to the Court of Owls, all while struggling to overcome her PTSD and return to the role she once played in the streets of Gotham."
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Re: Batgirl solo film
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2017, 02:26:59 AM »
Is this classic Batgirl or the new lesbian one? (Not that there's anything wrong with that)

You're thinking of Batwoman. Barbara is the current Batgirl (again).

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Re: Batgirl solo film
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2017, 03:25:19 AM »
Well if Whedon does this then at some point Batgirl will spar with Batman and either beat him or fight him to a standstill.  His heroines don't lose ever and they always go up against a challenge that should obliterate them.  At least I can't remember any of them losing a fight.

Not that I object because his characters are great but it would be nice to see some vulnerability occasionally.

So have any of them lost a fight?

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Re: Batgirl solo film
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2017, 05:05:45 AM »
I believe Buffy lost fights on a number of occasions.
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Re: Batgirl solo film
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2017, 07:56:44 AM »
Standard heroic lead cycle - lose to big bad, beat big bad, repeat til cancellation.

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« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2017, 10:55:37 AM »
Sometimes "beat big bad" ends up a pyrrhic victory.  Joss is pretty mean to his characters.
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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2017, 10:58:12 AM »
If it weren't that Babs has already been paralyzed i'd be waiting for him to maim her face in some way like he seems to enjoy.

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« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2017, 12:58:18 PM »
You're thinking of Batwoman. Barbara is the current Batgirl (again).

meh. I lost track 2 reboots ago.

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Re: Batgirl solo film
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2017, 08:06:58 PM »
The main question should be, "Which beloved character will be killed to sate Whedon's bloodlust?"
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Re: Batgirl solo film
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2017, 07:53:28 PM »
The main question should be, "Which beloved character will be killed to sate Whedon's bloodlust?"
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One half of whichever romance is deep rather than just physical.
Willow Tara
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Fred Wesley
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Wesley Fred depending on point of view

I would also add characters that are secondary but add heart like Book and Buffy's mom but since it's a movie not a series he isn't going to have time to develop them.




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Re: Batgirl solo film
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2017, 01:29:08 PM »
Joss has been in "near completed" talks for quite a few movies over the years that never happened.  15 years ago he was set to write and direct Wonder Woman, never happened.  Until shooting starts, don't believe the hype.  Once shooting starts, only believe a little of it.  Even if he does sign, doesn't mean he'll actually finish it (how many directors has the Flash movie had so far?)

If he does it, and Warner keeps their noses out, it'll be great.  But I'm not putting this on my calendar until something more substantial comes up.

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Re: Batgirl solo film
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2017, 03:37:31 PM »
Yeah, but we could get the whole bat-family!

Batgirl
Batwoman
Bat hound
Bat Mite
Man-Bat

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Re: Batgirl solo film
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2017, 07:46:22 PM »
Yeah, but we could get the whole bat-family!

Batgirl
Batwoman
Bat hound
Bat Mite
Man-Bat

Bats...bats everywhere!

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