The director (or in this case, directors) of the Batgirl film have been revealed, per The Hollywood Reporter.
Bad Boys for Life’s Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah have closed a deal to steer Warner Bros.’s DC feature centering on Barbara Gordon, the daughter of Gotham City police commissioner James Gordon. Barbara Gordon redefined what it meant to be a self-made hero when she crafted her own costume and joined Batman’s crusade right under her father’s nose.
‘With Batgirl, we hope to take the audience on a fun ride and see a different side of Gotham. Christina’s script is crackling with spirit. Adil and Bilall have an excited and joyous energy which is infectious, making them the perfect filmmakers for this Batproject. And I’m just psyched I get to be part of the DC universe, which is super cool.
The mean streets of Gotham City have a number of guardian angels watching over them. And one of the first—the young woman who turned the Dynamic Duo into the Batman family—was Batgirl. Barbara Gordon has always existed between two worlds: her life at home as the only daughter of Police Commissioner James Gordon and her life swinging from gargoyles as an associate of the Dark Knight and a founding member of the Birds of Prey. Though the two halves of her life don’t always mesh, she stays true to the things she believes in. A genius-level hacker and information broker, and an expert martial artist, Babs has, like her namesake, proven to be a fierce survivor, and one of Gotham’s most cherished protectors.
Cruella’s Kristin Burr will be producing the film, with Bumblebee and Birds of Prey’s Christina Hodson penning the script. The film is currently set to be produced for HBO Max. Joss Whedon was previously on board as writer and director. Whedon came on March 2017 but left in April 2018, at the time saying he failed at cracking the story.