The long awaited Batgirl film that has been stuck in development hell appears to be headed to HBO Max.
Today, it was announced that Bad Boys for Lifedirectors, Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, will helm the project and Cruella’s Kristin Burr will produce. Previously Director Joss Whedon was going to direct a Batgirl film and then has and WB’s version of Justice League tanked so bad he was shown the door.
Though DC’s comics originally introduced Batgirl as the alter alias of Betty Kane in 1961, the character was later reintroduced in the Adam West Batman series as Barbara (Yvonne Craig), the daughter of Gotham City Commissioner, Jim Gordon. Though the character has not appeared in a live-action movie since she was portrayed by Alicia Silverstone in Joel Schumacher’s notorious Batman & Robin, Batgirl has remained a fan-favorite character.
“With ‘Batgirl,’ we hope to take the audience on a fun ride and see a different side of Gotham,” Burr said in a statement. “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.”
No release date has been set.