The standalone adaptation for Batgirl was left in a rut a few months back when writer-and-director Joss Whedon decided to part ways, supposedly because he could not come up with a proper storyline that would do the character justice. It has taken a bit of time but the project is finally back on track.
According to a new report from the Hollywood Reporter earlier today, writer Christina Hodson has been brought in as a replacement. She is said to have already penned the character for Birds of Prey, another upcoming comic book spinoff that focuses on an all-female cast of supervillains and superheroes. Hence, breathing life into Batgirl for her standalone debut would not be a first for the scribe.
It would be reason to assume that the finalize script will delve into an origin story. When she is not wearing her costume, Batgirl is Barbara Gordon, daughter of Gotham City Police Commissioner Gordon James Gordon. After being forbidden by her overprotective father to join the force, Barbara found other ways to deal justice in the crime-riddled city. This mainly involved her admiration for Batman.
There were a few levied concerns in recent months about Warner Bros. taking a laid-back approach when it comes to prepping several outstanding spinoff projects for launch. This includes not only Batgirl but also Nightwing, Lobo, and others. The studio is said to be more interested in the main members of the Justice League for the time being.