Drive Director Wants to Make a Batgirl Movie!

No Comments
Nicolas Winding Refn wants to helm a Batgirl movie!

Not every director in Hollywood is Roland Emmerich, and not every director in Hollywood finds an actor in a superhero suit "silly"! Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn is an especially good example of a director who is not like the Independence Day: Resurgence director.

This is because the Danish director desires to make a superhero movie someday. In a recent interview with Business Insider, Refn says:

God, I would love to make one, it would probably be great fun. I just don’t know when it’s going to happen. I very much enjoy my freedom creatively, but I also would love to make one of those big Hollywood films that costs a lot of money and has a lot of people running around with cell phones and all that insanity.

Does the director have a particular superhero in his mind that he wants to make a movie about? Indeed, he has: What ones are left? You know the one I want to do? I want to make Batgirl. Let’s get Warner working on it.

Nicolas Winding Refn's first ever female-driven movie, The Neon Demon, has hit the theaters this week. So it's pretty understandable that he wants to make a Batgirl movie.

Batgirl isn't the first female superhero Nicolas Winding Refn has wished to make a movie on!

Batgirl isn’t the first female superhero Nicolas Winding Refn has wished to make a movie on! (Photo Credit – My Movies)

But this isn't the first time he has expressed his desire to make a superhero movie. And in fact, Batgirl wasn't his first choice!

Back in 2010-2011, Refn had repeatedly shown interest in helming a Wonder Woman movie with Christina Hendricks as the titular superhero.

That never happened, and Warner Bros. has already wrapped up production of its Wonder Woman movie, with Patty Jenkins as the director and Gal Gadot as the lead.

We’re not sure at this point whether the studio wants to introduce Batgirl as part of the DC Extended Universe. It was rumored for some time that the character would appear in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and that Jena Malone would portray her.

However, that rumor was debunked when it was revealed that Malone would be playing S.T.A.R. Labs scientist Jenet Klyburn.

According to a report, Warner Bros. is planning a Suicide Squad spinoff movie centering on Harley Quinn and some other female characters from DC Comics. Batgirl is one of them, so a Batgirl movie at some point in the future doesn't seem that unlikely.

But then again, whether the studio would consider someone like Nicolas Winding Refn – who is inclined to making HARD R-RATED movies – for a presumably PG- 13 superhero movie remains to be seen.

What do you think, though? Would you want to see a Batgirl movie directed by Nicolas Winding Refn? Share via comments!

Previous Post
Phil Lord and Chris Miller praise the new director of The Flash movie, Rick Famuyiwa!
Phil Lord and Chris Miller Praise The Flash Movie Director!
Next Post
Suicide Squad runtime reportedly revealed!
Suicide Squad - Runtime, BTS Photos, and More!

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.

We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By agreeing you accept the use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.

Privacy Settings saved!
Privacy Settings

When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. Control your personal Cookie Services here.

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems.

In order to use this website we use the following technically required cookies
  • wordpress_test_cookie
  • wordpress_logged_in_
  • wordpress_sec

We use Google Tag Manager to monitor our traffic and to help us AB test new features.

Decline all Services
Accept all Services