March 30 (UPI) -- The Avengers director Joss Whedon has entered negotiations to helm a standalone Batgirl film for Warner Bros.
Whedon is negotiating with Warner Bros. to write, direct and produced the untitled film centered around the DC Comics heroine as part of the film studio's DC Extended Universe of films including Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad.
The film will be overseen by Warner Bros. Pictures president Toby Emmerich alongside Jon Berg and Geoff Johns.
Whedon previously wrote and directed several comic book properties in the Marvel Cinematic Universe including the first two Avengers films and the television series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
No other producers have been attached to the tentative project, which originated in the past month.
Batgirl, whose real name is Barbra Gordon, exists alongside Batman in the fictional city of Gotham and is the daughter of Gotham City police commissioner James Gordon.
The proposed Batgirl movie would join other female-led DC Extended Universe projects such as Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman and a planned spinoff film centered around Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn character from Suicide Squad.