After spending nearly a year on the project, Joss Whedon decided to abandon his Batgirl movie little over a month ago. His reasoning was that he could not come up with a solid story, or a way to justify being a man writing and directing a female superhero film – which is fair enough.

So, after a month of the project being up in the air, DC have the film back on track – with a woman at the helm of Barbara Gordon’s big screen debut.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bumblebee screenwriter Christina Hodson has joined the film. This isn’t her first time working within the DC universe, as Warner Bros. previously hired her to write the Suicide Squad spinoff Birds of Prey, meaning that she’s tried her hand at writing Batgirl before.

THR also notes that while the superhero moniker has been taken up by many characters in the comics, this film will focus on Barbara Gordon, daughter of Gotham City’s police commissioner, Jim Gordon.

After the success of Patty Jenkins Wonder Woman, it has been proven that women write female superheroes better than men ever have, so the decision to bring Hodson on board is likely a good one, and an exciting step forward for Barbara Gordon’s heroine.

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