5 Batgirl Stories That Should Shape Joss Whedon’s Film

5. The Cat and the Bat


This is a story that works if Batgirl is already established within the DC Universe, and I’m not too sure if this is going to be an origin movie or drop us in the middle of her career. Well, if Whedon does decide to focus on a time period where Barbara has already been Batgirl for a little bit, The Cat and the Bat is a great story to take ideas from.

Catwoman is in possession of a notebook that belongs to Lt. Jim Gordon. It’s not just any notebook though, it holds all of his and the department’s deepest secrets, so Catwoman knows it is worth a pretty penny to the right buyer. Well, it falls to Batgirl to stop the cat and retrieve the notebook as the two characters clash for the first time. It’s won’t be easy though, as a secret villain lurks in the background, watching the two of them and waiting for their own opportunity to take the notebook and reap the reward.

I’m not saying Batgirl should only fight female villains, but it’d be nice to see another female be the core antagonist of the movie. I want to see badass women fight it out on the big-screen, and focusing on Batgirl and Catwoman, two characters with extremely different personalities, will add some natural humor to the scene anytime the two of them are together.

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  • David Japhet-Mathias

    “Batman just fights, we don’t see him doubt himself and dig deep.”
    Not even close to being true.

  • JF Sebastian

    Is this really a done deal? I’ve been seeing a ton of stories posted, but aside from Patty Jenkins giving her opinion, I’ve seen no real official confirmation that Whedon is signed on.

  • Matias Gagliardone

    I was trying to take you seriously until I read number one, Batgirl of Burnside is one of the worst things that ever happened to the character.
    PS: You really think Barbara is not a genius?

    • W.A. Sparks

      I have to agree. They went with THAT for number one over something from Gail Simone’s Batgirl?