Batman, Superman and others can get dressed. Batgirl arrives at the cinema in her own film. Here is what we know about the project on this awaited super-heroine
Good new ladies! Batgirl sneaks onto the big screen. While we wait with impatience to discover Wonder Woman, incarnated by Gal Gadot, in cinema, this other super-heroine of the universe DC Comics prepares its arrival in the dark rooms. And this in his own film, please. In other words, an air of girl power seems to blow on the blockbusters hitherto swollen with testosterone. And we could not be more delighted. Before admiring the exploits of the Princess of the Amazons in the movies, here is all that one knows (and what one hopes) of the film on Batgirl.
Who is Batgirl?
Let’s start with the beginning. Her real name is Barbara Gordon, she is the daughter of commissionaire James Gordon, a hero of the Gotham City police who often collaborates with Batman. Described as very intelligent, Barbara is also gifted in martial arts. It is better not to rub against it!
Factor Joss Whedon.
According to Variety, the film Batgirl will be written, produced and directed by Joss Whedon. Unconditional fans of superheroes will have noticed that the latest of the DC Comics films was entrusted to a pope of the universe Marvel (his “great rival”). Indeed, Joss Whedon wrote and directed the two films Avengers (hello, Captain America, Thor, Black Widow and Iron Man). He also created the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. series, derived from movies. This gentleman is therefore not foreign to the genre. But if there’s one thing to remember about Joss Whedon, it’s this: he created Buffy vampires! The least that can be said is that it knows how to highlight strong and intelligent female characters.
What decoration to plant?
The film Batgirl is based on a comic book published in 1967, entitled “The Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl”. As the name implies, this is the first official appearance of Batgirl. Some believe that the film could be inspired by the more recent comic book “The Batgirl of Burnside”, published in 2015. In this story, Barbara Gordon tries to find a balance in her double life: she is a student day and night. Which is not without reminding us of some Buffy.
Rumors of casting.
Who says announcement of a big movie, says crazy rumors (but mostly dreams) of casting. Barbara Gordon being redhead, many hope to see Emma Stone donning the costume of Batgirl. It must be said that the actress can embody anyone. The name of Jane Levy also resonates very much. Shailene Woodley would be a big competitor for the film. After the Divergente saga, it is not alien to the scenes of action. The names of Hailee Steinfeld, Elle Fanning, Evan Rachel-Wood and Anya Taylor-Joy would also circulate quite a bit among the fans.
However, a rumor seems to dominate the others. Indeed, it could be that Lindsey Morgan (aka Raven in The 100) puts on the costume of Batgirl. The actress has posted several cryptic messages on Twitter. But again, it’s only rumors for now.
Batgirl could make a cuckoo at Harley Quinn.
Before making his big solo entry to the movies, Batgirl could make an appearance in Gotham City Sirens. It is imagined to give thread to sew to the team formed by Harley Quinn (Margot Robbieà, Catwoman and Poison Ivy.
An unknown date of release.
It should be said that the schedule of DC is at least loaded: after Wonder Woman and Justice League this year, there must be space for the films Aquaman, Cyborg, Flash, Gotham City Sirens, The Batman, Shazam, Green Lantern, The second Suicide Squad and a possible follow-up to Justice League. So we do not think Batgirl on the big screen before 2019.