This past February saw Joss Whedon get booted from the Batgirl movie.
Now it’s learned the film is back on track and has a new writer attached.
It’s reported that the Batgirl movie will now be written by Christina Hodson, who also wrote the new Transformers Bumblebee spinoff movie.
The Batgirl flick will feature Barbra Gordon, the daughter of Gotham City police commissioner James Gordon.
Joss Whedon was first announced on the Batgirl movie last year; however, following the poor reception of Justice League and what looks to be a PC-driven factor, Whedon claimed he left the project because he couldn’t come up with a story.
According to THR, Christina Hodson has already written for the Batgirl character, having helped develop a feature project based on the all-female group Birds of Prey.
Batgirl is Barbara Gordon, a confident young woman as committed to justice as her father, Gotham City’s top cop Commissioner Gordon. But when her overprotective Dad forbids her from joining the force, her admiration of Batman leads her to rebel the way crime-fighting rebels do in Gotham City: by picking up the mantle of the Bat.
An exceptional fighter and detective, Batgirl is also unparalleled in her computer skills. With a Utility Belt filled with Batarangs and her own Batcycle to speed her across the city, she pursues justice regardless of whether others—including Batman—wish her to. But Gotham’s criminals are a ruthless and maniacal lot, and every moment she risks her neck means dancing closer to death.