A new photo from the set of Batgirl teases a direct albeit potentially contradictory connection to Wonder Woman 1984.
Batgirl is ramping up to be something special. Not only will the DC character’s solo film feature Michael Keaton’s Batman after his return in The Flash, but it will also be the franchise’s first cinematic entry to hit HBO Max. It’s been known that Ezra Miller’s The Flash will act as a reset for the DC Extended Universe, which has mostly been disconnected at best and convoluted at worst. With the franchise about to enter a whole new world, it begs the question, how do the previous films factor into the reset?
A recent photo taken on the set of Batgirl shows a van with the Stagg Enterprises logo. Simon Stagg, the company’s founder, appeared in Wonder Woman 1984. The character was sent behind to prison in the Gal Gadot-led sequel after the film’s villain Maxwell Lord wished for his demise. The company wasn’t named after the founder in Wonder Woman 1984 and with Simon’s fate unknown, it remains to be seen how exactly the DCEU handles the change.
Perhaps the company and character will play a pivotal role going forward? Or this could merely be an easter egg, similarly to how the icon was treated in Wonder Woman 1984. Only time will tell how Batgirl tackles this reference and if The Flash has anything to do with the change.
Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah are directing Batgirl, which is being planned as a movie for the WarnerMedia streaming service HBO Max. The two most recently directed the 2020 box office hit Bad Boys for Life and episodes of the upcoming Disney Plus series Ms. Marvel. Christina Hodson, the screenwriter behind Birds of Prey and The Flash, penned the script for the DCEU film.
DC’s Batgirl movie is set to follow the Barbara Gordon iteration of the Gotham City heroine. JK Simmons also stars as Commissioner Gordon, Brendan Fraser will appear as the villain Firefly, and Michael Keaton is returning as his version of Batman.
Batgirl will hit HBO Max sometime this year. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news on the future of the DCEU, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.