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Drive director "would love to" make a Batgirl movie

Aside from perhaps Star Wars (opens in new tab), the biggest movies being made in Hollywood right now are those of a superhero nature, and the directors signing on to call the shots on these projects are growing increasingly eclectic. The latest to express interest in making a comic book movie is no less than indie-favourite Nicolas Winding Refn, and his heroine of choice is a little surprising.

"What ones are left? You know the one I want to do? I want to make Batgirl. Let's get Warner working on it", Refn told Business Insider (opens in new tab). "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".

This isn't the first time Refn has expressed interest in calling the shots on a superhero movie; Back in 2011 the director stated that he'd love to direct a Wonder Woman movie, and although that never came to pass the character finally made her cinematic debut this year. While we've already gotten a live action version of Batgirl, unfortunately it came in a film many Bat-fans would rather forget.

As interesting as it might be to see what a Refn-directed DC movie may look like, the chances of a solo Batgirl movie coming to fruition are very unlikely. With that said, I can definitely see the character popping up in Harley Quinn's all girl spin-off movie (opens in new tab) that is reportedly in the works at Warner Bros. In the meantime, those looking for their Batgirl fix may get it with the animated version of Batman: The Killing Joke, which is coming to DVD and Blu-Ray next month.

Images: Warner Bros.

Amon Warmann
Amon Warmann

Amon is a contributing editor and columnist for Empire magazine, but is also a Film and TV writer for GamesRadar+, Total Film, and others. He has also written for NME, Composer Mag, and more, along with being a film critic for TalkSport. He is also the co-host of the Fade to Black Podcast, and a video mashup creator. Can also do a pretty good Bane impersonation.