The beloved comic book character Batgirl could be getting her own movie franchise, that is if everything falls into place for director Nicolas Winding Refn.
There has been no shortage of superhero movies over the past few years, but Hollywood has been heavily criticized for focusing on male superheroes. However, with the announcement of a Wonder Woman movie, that trend may be about to change. And with the record-breaking success of the R-rated Deadpool movie, directors are eager to make superhero films that aren’t afraid to depict violence. If the industry is heading in these directions, it will be the perfect opportunity for Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn to make a Batgirl movie.
According to Business Insider, Refn recently released his movie The Neon Demon, which features a primarily female cast. Although the director’s past movies have been infamously masculine, he’s expressed an interest to make more female-driven movies since Drive came out. Although he wasn’t able to make a Wonder Woman movie like he hoped, Nicolas Winding Refn told Business Insider that he’s still looking for a female superhero to bring to the big screen, and Batgirl may be the perfect choice.
“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.”