Screenwriter Christina Hodson has been hired to write “Batgirl” for Warners and DC Films, multiple insiders tell TheWrap.
As TheWrap first reported, Hodson wrote the Harley Quinn “Birds of Prey” spinoff for Warner Bros. and DC Films. An Insider also tells the TheWrap that the studio is high on Hodson’s “Bird of Prey” script and is currently out to directors.
Joss Whedon stepped down as director of “Batgirl” in February saying he didn’t have a story.
Batgirl made her debut in the Batman mythos 50 years ago as Barbara Gordon, the daughter of Gotham City Police Commissioner Jim Gordon. Since then she has become one of the most popular superheroines in the world. When Barbara Gordon was paralyzed by a gunshot from the Joker in the classic graphic novel “The Killing Joke,” other crimefighters, like The Huntress and Orphan, took up the Batgirl name while Barbara became Oracle, a tech-savvy aide to Batman. Barbara later returned to the Batgirl role, while her assault in “The Killing Joke” was retconned.
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