By Oliver Gettell
April 03, 2017 at 11:28 PM EDT
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Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins is ready to welcome Joss Whedon to the DC Extended Universe, should the Avengers filmmaker make the leap.

Days after reports emerged that Whedon is on board to write, direct, and produce a Batgirl film for Warner Bros., Jenkins told the Toronto Sun that she thinks the prospect is “super-exciting.”

“The tone of Joss’ work is great for female superheroes,” she added. “He takes such a fun approach and I think he’ll have fun in the DC universe, which will be excited to have him.”

Not that Jenkins has any inside information: “I don’t even know if that deal is done or not,” she said. “But if it is done, then I’m excited about it.”

Known for his snappy dialogue, genre smarts, and affinity for female heroes, Whedon directed the first two Avengers movies for Marvel Studios and also brought Buffy the Vampire Slayer to the small screen.

Batgirl would mark Warner Bros’. third female-led superhero movie, joining Jenkins’ Wonder Woman (out June 2) and the planned Suicide Squad spin-off Gotham City Sirens. (Meanwhile, Marvel has Ant-Man and the Wasp due in 2018 — the studio’s first movie with a female character in the title — and the Brie Larson-led Captain Marvel slated for 2019.)

Jenkins also told the Sun she’s looking forward to seeing what her other fellow DCEU directors come up with, like Aquaman helmer James Wan.

“There are a lot of directors I’m really excited about and the storylines are all vastly different, with different tones and very different approaches to storytelling,” she said.


Wonder Woman

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  • PG-13
  • 141 minutes
  • Patty Jenkins
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