A deleted tweet from Batgirl writer Gail Simone indicates that Warner Bros. and DC have big-screen plans for Barbara Gordon.
Warner Bros. has drastically shifted their cinematic plans over the last few years, branching out into standalone features such as Joker or the upcoming Birds of Prey film. After conversations about a Batgirl film became a topic, it felt like finally Barbara Gordon would earn her time in the spotlight and, after writer Gail Simone indicated her time is coming, we can resume the feeling of excitement!
Simone is known for her influential work on both Birds of Prey and Batgirl comics, so to say she is a trustworthy source would be a massive understatement. In the since-deleted tweet, Simone made reference to Batgirl’s absence in the Birds of Prey movie (as far as we’re aware) and wrote, “I am a little bummed about Barbara but she is getting a LOT of love coming soon in other DC movies, so…”
While this doesn’t necessarily mean a Batgirl film is happening as of now, it does confirm that WB is actively pursuing the use of Batgirl in future films. There could easily be an easter egg in Birds of Prey leading to Barbara or the rumored Gotham Sirens film with Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn and Catwoman teaming up. There have been additional reports that suggest Batgirl will tie into the upcoming Matt Reeves Batman film, which makes us wonder which of these films will exist in the same universe or how Batman/Batgirl will be handled moving forward.
Batgirl is one of the prominent members of the Bat-family in comics and, unlike Batman, she only received one big-screen appearance in the film Batman & Robin. Even in that film (played by Alicia Silverstone) she wasn’t related to Commissioner Gordon, so there has yet to be an attempted depiction of Barbara Gordon. Her character is connected to several characters being used in upcoming and current films, so this is definitely the perfect time to embrace her importance and join the DC Extended Universe.
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