Batgirl co-director Adil El Arbi discussed the upcoming film’s place in the DC Multiverse.
Ever since Man of Steel, Warner Bros. has been trying to build out the DC Universe on the big screen, but they have recently deviated from that path with standalone films like Joker and The Batman. DC has Black Adam, Shazam! Fury of the Gods, Aquaman: The Lost Kingdom, and The Flash on the horizon, which will return audiences to the DC Universe kicked off by Zack Snyder. The Flash is set to mix things up by bringing back Michael Keaton as Batman, which will also directly impact the upcoming Batgirl film.
After The Flash, Michael Keaton will then turn up as Batman again in Batgirl. The upcoming film will also feature J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon, who first appeared in Justice League and was never part of the Tim Burton films starring Keaton.
DC Has a Plan?
Fans have suspected for a while now that The Flash will reset things in the DC Multiverse, and that will first be felt in Batgirl. How it all occurs will most likely be answered in The Flash, but Batgirl co-director Adil El Arbi talked to The Direct about the mysterious multiverse aspect of the film:
“Well you know, we’d sort of give the same answer, because we would also ask, ‘Oh, you have J.K. Simmons from the Snyderverse and we got Michael Keaton from the Burton-verse. What’s the situation there?’ And they would say, ‘Don’t worry about it. We got a plan.’ They never really explained that aspect to us, but I guess you’re gonna have to see the other movies to understand what happens, why the reason is that we ended up in sort of a spaghetti of Multiverses in that aspect. It’s gonna be a delicious spaghetti, I’m sure of that.”
The upcoming DC film will star In the Heights’ Leslie Grace. Batgirl was last seen on the big screen in live-action portrayed by Alicia Silverstone in Joel Schumacher’s Batman and Robin in 1997.
Batgirl is set to follow the Barbara Gordon iteration of the Gotham City heroine. J.K. Simmons also stars as Commissioner Gordon, Brendan Fraser will appear as the villain Firefly, and Michael Keaton is returning as his version of Batman.
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Source: The Direct