Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah follow Joss Whedon
After spending time in creative limbo, Warner Bros. ‘Big screen ambitions for Jim Gordon’s famous daughter finally seem to emerge from the swirling haze of Gotham City. The long planned Bat girl The film, which is expected to follow in Barbara Gordon’s footsteps in the fight against crime, has reportedly found a new directorial duo – three years after Joss Whedon walked away from the project.
Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, the same couple of directors behind Bad boys for life as well as the next one Ms. Marvel series at Disney +, have signed to lead the new Bat girl movie, according to Hollywood journalist. The Moroccan-born duo are widely recognized for helping revive the Bad Boys film franchise (and for achieving big box office figures in a 2020 depressed by a pandemic). They then took on showrunning and co-production roles for Ms. Marvel – while also directing the first and last episodes of this season.
Whedon, who has since faced accusations from former acting collaborators of alleged abusive behavior on sets of Buffy the vampire slayer and other projects both old and new, caught the breath of DC fans in 2018 after stepping away from writing and directing, admitting he couldn’t “crack the code” while creating a new Bat girl history. Warner Bros. and DC had been pretty silent on the film’s status until today’s news that El Arbi and Fallah have taken over the reins.
Created as the female TV counterpart of Batman, Batgirl was introduced to comic book fans in 1967, in issue 359 (“The Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl!”). Detective Comics. The print debut paved the way for her appearance later that year on the small screen, where she was played by the late Yvonne Craig in the show’s season opener.
Most recently, Batgirl was played on the big screen by Alicia Silverstone in 1997 Batman and robin (although she did not introduce herself as Jim Gordon’s daughter, but as Albert Pennyworth’s niece as “Barbara Wilson”). Rosario Dawson also voiced a blocky animated version of Batgirl for 2017. The Lego Batman movie.
Cruella co-producer Kristin Burr is producing the new Bat girl movie, who THR reports is now intended for a direct debut at HBO Max. With a new pair of directors and what appear to be some new creative legs under writer Christina Hodson (Bumblebee, Birds of prey, Flash), the Bat girl the movie doesn’t have an official title or release date yet … so keep watching the dark Gotham skies for that next Bat signal.