21 May – Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, the duo behind 2020's "Bad Boys For Life" will be helming the upcoming Warner Bros.' DC feature, "Batgirl".
The two born-in-Morocco filmmakers will be directing the said project that will be penned by Christina Hodson ("Bumblebee", "Birds of Prey") and produced by Kristin Burr, replacing Joss Whedon, who was originally on board as writer and director.
Whedon came on in March 2017 but left a year later after failing to come up with an interesting take on the franchise.
Said Burr, "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."
It was also revealed that the upcoming Batgirl will be centering on Barbara Gordon, the daughter of Gotham City police commissioner, James Gordon.
It is noted that Barbara Gordon first came in as Batgirl in 1967, replacing the previous character of Betty Kane. She was played by Yvonne Craig in the 1960s' television series, "Batman".