After Buffy creator Joss Whedon’s departure from the project a couple of months ago, we weren’t sure whether the Batgirl movie would ever happen. But a new writer is on board, and it’s all systems go.

Christina Hodson, who has most recently penned the forthcoming Transformers spinoff movie Bumblebee, has signed on to write the new flick based around Barbara Gordon and her crime-fighting alter ego.

Rest assured that this is real news, unlike our recent Batcow episode.

Not counting a potentially spoilerrific recent cameo, it will be the first time that we’ve seen a human version of Batgirl onscreen since 1997’s Batman & Robin, although the character was, of course, prominent in last year’s ace The LEGO Batman Movie.

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