Warner Bros. and DC Comics green-lit a Batgirl feature film last spring, with Joss Whedon attached to write it before exiting 11 months later because he "really didn't have a story." After Whedon admitting he had "failed" to adapt the character to the big screen, the flick floated in development hell for a while. However, Deadline reports that Warner and DC have found their writer.
Christina Hodson will now tackle the script. Hodson also wrote the screenplay for the upcoming Transformers spin-off film Bumblebee, plus 2017's Unforgettable and 2016's Shut In. She's quite new to the game, but it sounds like the movie will be in better hands than it was with Whedon after months of stalling.
“Batgirl is such an exciting project, and Warners/DC such collaborative and supportive partners, that it took me months to realize I really didn’t have a story,” Whedon said when he dropped out. “I’m grateful to Geoff and Toby and everyone who was so welcoming when I arrived, and so understanding when I…uh, is there a sexier word for 'failed'?"
The story for the forthcoming Batgirl film will focus around Barbara Gordon, who fans of Batman will recall is the daughter of Gotham City Police commissioner James Gordon.