https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/31/...ie.html&eventName=Watching-article-click&_r=0 https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2017/mar/31/joss-whedon-to-direct-first-ever-batgirl-film There are some pros and cons here (IMO), but I'm mostly looking forward to this. I didn't see BvS, but I did see Man of Steel and Suicide Squad. One word: Blech. Man of Steel wasn't a total loss, but Suicide Squad was a mess. Let's start with my cons: I don't really want a Joker appearance. Leto's version didn't entrance me like Ledger's (haven't seen the Nicholson verison, so I can't comment). I'm a little leery that they might throw the Joker in the movie as a flashback, or it could even be as the main villain, a la Jessica Jones. But that would be a little too similar to JJ. Whedon didn't exactly have the best idea for Captain Marvel when he expressed interest in directing or writing that picture. I can't find the article, but there was talk of him being interested in the more violent parts of her backstory, which kind of grosses me out. I'm not sure if it was Marvel or Whedon who chose to pair Bruce and Natasha together, but that still continues to be my biggest AoU pet peeve. Inara's (thankfully) aborted story from Firefly also grosses me out, as well as how much Joss wanted to film that thing. Nooooooope. Though I'm not sure if that wasn't filmed because the show got cancelled, or because everyone else decided that was a terrible idea. Writing Cordelia out of Angel because her actress was pregnant. Again, not my favorite Whedon moment. Pro: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly are three of my favorite shows Whedon has a pretty decent track record with female characters like this. Buffy, Cordelia (at least in Angel), Fred, Echo, River, Zoe, Melinda May, Daisy, and Kitty Pryde for example. Avengers is one of my favorite movies Major kudos to DC for actually making movies with women in the lead roles. Wonder Woman (which is really looking like the first decent DCEU movie), Gotham City Sirens, and now Batgirl? That's great work. Meanwhile, at Marvel.... It shouldn't feel like torture to watch Maybe, just maybe, DC will give him more creative control than Marvel did with AoU Anyways, count me as excited Your move, Marvel.