bring it! Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins says she’s “excited” about a potential Batgirl movie
Patty Jenkins is “excited” about the news that Joss Whedon may be producing a Batgirl movie.
The 45-year-old Wonder Woman director said she’s over the moon about the March 30 announcement that director Joss is in talks to produce a movie focused on the classic DC Comics superhero.
Patty said she would welcome more superhero films about female superheroes.
‘I’m so excited’: As she raced to finish her Wonder Woman movie, director Patty Jenkins said she can’t wait to see what The Avengers director Joss Whedon does with Batgirl. Pictured is March
She said Toronto Sun Online“If it’s done, I’m excited about it.”
Patti also believes that Joss will bring a “fun approach” to the project.
‘I think it’s very exciting,’ said the Monster manager. The Joss Tone action is great for superheroes. He’s taking a fun approach and I think he’ll have fun in the DC universe, which he’ll be excited to be around.
CLASSIC CHARACTER: The 1988 Batgirl cover drawn by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola
Vintage Batgirl: The character was memorably portrayed on TV in the mid-1960s by Yvonne Craig (left) and in the films of Alicia Silverstone (right) in 1997’s Batman & Robin
The 52-year-old fan-favorite writer behind the cult-favorite TV series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, went on to produce two highly successful Avengers movies, as well as a billion-dollar Avengers movie for Marvel Entertainment.
He is currently in talks with Warner Bros. Pictures — the parent company of Marvel Comics rival DC Comics — to create a movie centered around the classic superhero Batgirl.
What remains uncertain is whether Joss will also direct the film. “I don’t even know if that deal went through — I don’t have the inside scoop on that,” Patty said.
Still Negotiating: News has surfaced that Joss – who was seen here in Hollywood at the December premiere of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – might produce a Batgirl movie but there’s no word yet on whether he’ll write or direct it
Honestly, Patty is too busy to keep track of who directs what.
With Wonder Woman, she has a lot of pressure on her hands as she is about to make history as the first female director ever to direct a studio film with a budget of $100 million or more.
The pressure on Patty doesn’t end there. After the live-action Wonder Woman, played by Gal Gadot, was only first introduced in Zack Snyder’s 2016 hit Batman v Superman.
Gall — who portrays Diana Prince, aka the warrior princess from Themyscira who becomes a high-stakes crime fighter — returns as Wonder Woman this November as Zack as he brings up his own superhero team-up movie Justice League.
This movie will see Wonder Woman sitting alongside Ben Affleck as Batman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Ezra Miller as The Flash and possibly (because the character was considered dead in the Zack movie) Henry Cavill as Superman.
So there’s a lot of hope among fans of the Amazonian superheroine for decades for Patty to get Wonder Woman’s first solo outing right.
Warrior Princess: A glimpse of the upcoming Wonder Woman movie starring Gal Gadot, which is due June 2
However, Patty enjoys being part of the DC Cinematic Universe family.
“There are a lot of directors I’m really excited about, and the story lines[between the upcoming DC films]are very different, with different tones and very different styles of storytelling,” said the director. I think there is a treasure trove of great characters here. Jason (Momoa) is on his way to doing an (James Wan movie) Aquaman movie now – that’s a great story. It has its own character and dynamism entirely. I’m excited to see each and every one of these movies.
Evoking her Wonder Woman Gal, Patty called the 31-year-old Israeli actress “uncannily beautiful and incredibly kind and thoughtful and smart and wise, yet bright and youthful and optimistic in that sweet way.”
Gal of my dreams: Jenkins (right, with Chris Pine and Gadot) calls her Wonder Woman co-star “supernaturally beautiful, incredibly kind, thoughtful, intelligent, and wise”