Replace: 4th August 2022 Film has been formally cancelled.
The studio was already tremendous excessive with the rising star following her breakout function in Within the Heights, and sources say her audition sealed the deal as the selection.
The studio had no remark.
Christina Hodson, who wrote the upcoming Transformers spinoff Bumblebee, has been tapped to pen a brand new script that includes Barbra Gordon, the daughter of Gotham Metropolis police commissioner James Gordon.
“Batgirl is such an thrilling venture, and Warners/DC such collaborative and supportive companions, that it took me months to appreciate I actually didn’t have a narrative,” Whedon informed The Hollywood Reporter in a press release. Referring to DC president Geoff Johns and Warners Image Group president Toby Emmerich, Whedon added, “I’m grateful to Geoff and Toby and everybody who was so welcoming once I arrived, and so understanding once I… uh, is there a sexier phrase for ‘failed’?”
However sources say that Whedon, after a 12 months of making an attempt, couldn’t crack the code of what a Batgirl film needs to be. Surprise Lady, in the intervening time, grew to become a cultural phenomenon in addition to one of many greatest hits and most acclaimed motion pictures of 2017.
Warner Bros. Footage president Toby Emmerich will oversee the venture, together with Jon Berg and Geoff Johns.