Time For Batgirl?

Drive and The Neon Demon director Nicolas Winding Refn declares his wish to make a Batgirl movie…

There’s no shortage of people – us included – who want to see a Batgirl adventure on screen, but we’d never thought that Nicolas Winding Refn (The Neon Demon, Drive, Bronson) would want to do it.

Yet when asked if he would have any interest in making a superhero film, the Danish director told Business Insider “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”.

When asked which superhero tale he would like to adapt for the big screen, Refn noted “what ones are left?”, before adding that “you know the one I want to do? I want to make Batgirl. Let’s get Warner working on it”.

Refn is best known for hyper-violent thrillers, so his take on Batgirl might actually fit well inside of the DC extended universe — that is if DC continues down its dark path. There’s also been rumours (but no more than that) of a Batgirl appearance in this summer’s upcoming Suicide Squad, so crazier futures have been imagined than a Refn-helmed Batgirl film.

Certainly, the most recent stories in the Batgirl universe are full of interesting, hopeful ideas that, while not necessarily in line with what we’ve seen from Refn so far, could make for some fresh, compelling screen adaptations. Stranger things have happened…

 

 

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