Batgirl and Birds of Prey comic writer Gail Simone has just given fans a big hint that introducing Barbara Gordon is a big priority for DC Films.
Barbara Gordon’s absence is noted from the Birds of Prey movie, which is a team where she is typically a founding member (not necessarily as Batgirl, but as Oracle in some situations). Batgirl was originally suggested to be a part of the script, but was removed in favor of bringing Harley Quinn in and making the project R-rated in nature. Meanwhile, DC Films still commissioned a Batgirl script from Birds of Prey screenwriter Christina Hodson, which will likely be PG-13 and is currently looking for a director.
However, it’s not all bad news for fans of Batgirl and Barbara Gordon. Gail Simone, who wrote several Birds of Prey comics, has indicated that multiple projects involving Barbara Gordon are in development:
I am a little bummed about Barbara but she is getting a LOT of love coming soon in other DC movies, so… https://t.co/qUg7RWri73
— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) October 6, 2019
As the character of Barbara Gordon was seemingly excised from the script of Birds of Prey in favor of a Batgirl standalone, it seems possible that DC Films want the character to be more accessible to a younger audience – and perhaps a PG-13 movie where she teams up with the Birds of Prey is not off the table. Meanwhile, since The Batman seems to be set in its own continuity, there’s also room for Barbara Gordon to appear as a supporting character in that film and its potential follow-ups as well.
Directed by Cathy Yan from a script penned by Bumblebee writer Christina Hodson, Birds of Prey stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary, Ella Jay Basco as Cassandra Cain, Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya, Chris Messina as Victor Zsasz, Ewan, McGregor as Black Mask, and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. Ali Wong, Robert Catrini, and Michael Masini have also been cast in undisclosed roles.
Birds of Prey will be released in theaters on February 7, 2020.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
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Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.