Barbara Gordon rockets! After some delays, a Batgirl movie is now in the works – and it’s arriving sooner than fans expect.
Batgirl was first revealed in March 2017 with Joss Whedon directing, writing, and producing. Sadly, a year later, the Avengers director left the project, citing a lack of “story” for the script.
“The story kind of disintegrated in my hands,” he told Variety in April 2018. “There were elements I just hadn’t mastered that I didn’t think I would. I said I had no idea, which isn’t entirely true. My idea didn’t fit in the available space. It was sad.”
But DC didn’t give up and hired screenwriter Christina Hodson to replace Whedon. She wrote the 2020 picture Birds of Prey (and the Absolutely fabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) starring Margot Robbie. Hodson will also pen The Flash in November 2022.
Several women have worn the Batgirl mask over the years, but the upcoming film will focus on Barbara Gordon, the most famous iteration of the character. Barbara Gordon is the daughter of James Gordon, the cop in numerous Batman books and films.
Batgirl, like Batman, is a superb martial artist who knows her way around high-tech weapons. In several versions, she’s a genius hacker.
Despite her fandom, Batgirl has only appeared in two live-action Batman films. In 1997’s Batman & Robin, Alicia Silverstone played Barbara Wilson. She was identified as Alfred Pennyworth’s niece.
Hannah Gunn appeared in The Dark Knight as Commissioner Gordon’s nameless daughter, although she wasn’t nicknamed Batgirl – the credits just said “Gordon’s daughter.”
Leslie Grace will play Batgirl in the next film, it was announced in July 2021. The singer will star in her second film after starring in the 2021 film adaption of In the Heights.
The New Yorker informed Elle in October 2021 that Batgirl becomes her own hero. “I appreciate that she becomes Batgirl because she wants to make a difference in the world, like many other superheroes.”
What you need to know about Batgirl:
Who’s In The Cast Of ‘Batgirl’?
J.K. Simmons will reprise his role as Commissioner Gordon in Batgirl, which he played in 2017’s Justice League. Brendan Fraser joined the cast in October 2021 in an unidentified role. Fans speculated that he could be playing the supervillain Firefly, despite the fact that his persona was kept a secret. Jacob Scipio also appears in the film in an unspecified role.
Michael Keaton was added to the cast list in December 2021, according to a Warner Bros. press statement.
What Is The Plot Of ‘Batgirl’?
The plot is being kept under wraps, but it appears like there will be a lot of action. Adil El Arbi as well as Bilall Fallah, who directed Bad Boys for Life in 2020, will codirect the film.
When Will ‘Batgirl’ Be Released?
Batgirl does not yet have a release date, but when it does, it will be available for streaming on HBO Max. It is anticipated to fall around 2022 or 2023. Filming began in Scotland in early 2022.
A Batgirl On The Rise
In April 2022, Grace told E! News, “One of my favourite things about our script and the heart of our movie is that you get to witness Babs and this alter-ego that she conjures up, Batgirl, waver between the intricacies of life and good and bad and black and white, and that there is so much in between.” “At the end of the day, there’s always a case in Gotham, right? It’s like an investigative or detective story, so she does have a case that leads her into these bizarre scenarios.”
Batgirl “gets herself into a lot of these sticky situations and has to uncover a lot about parts of herself to get herself out of them,” Grace teased. She also stated that her character develops throughout the film.