Batgirl 2 may be coming along well.
The city of Gotham has been well protected by The Dark Knight and his bat family on screen for almost 70 years. Many changes have been made to the caped crusader during that time and many actors have worn the Bat on their chest. There have also been many spinoffs following the other iconic heroes and villains from Batman’s gallery, the most recent of which will be Batgirl.
The character of Batgirl was first introduced in Detective Comics in 1967 and onscreen shortly after on “Batman” played by Yvonne Craig. She is a character that has seen many changes but has always been a fan favorite. Barbara Gordon, the daughter of Commissioner Gordon has always been a willing and capable ally to Batman. The new Batgirl movie is the first time we will be seeing the character in a Live action movie since the 1997 movie “Batman and Robin” played Alicia Silverstone. She had the surname “Wilson” instead of “Gordon” and was related to Alfred and had no connection to Gotham’s Commissioner.
Batgirl Star Teases Sequel
Leslie Grace is donning the cape as Barbara Gordon’s version in the upcoming Batgirl film. Most of the information that has been released during filming has been well received by fans. Including the suit and Michael Keaton’s return to playing Bruce Wayne/Batman in the project. We are still months away from the release of the movie and there were already hints of a sequel.
Recently, Leslie Grace sat for an interview with Variety to discuss the movie. When jokingly asked about a possible sequel to Batgirl, she said:
We got to see this first one first. But there’s definitely some talks about what it could be. I’ve seen some of what we’ve shot, obviously in the playback and stuff like that, and it’s insane. We’ve already been talking about where do we take this from here because there’s so much that happens in this film. There are a lot of different themes in the plot that we touch on. It’s not just the action. There’s a love story. There’s this father-daughter relationship. [It’s] looking at the world through a lens that isn’t just black and white and seeing the color and the spectrum between things.Leslie Grace on Batgirl 2
Grace also went on to describe her experience playing Batgirl:
I think that was the first real moment where I was like, ‘Oh, wow, we’re here. I’m doing this. Like, I am really Batgirl.’ It’s still hard for me to say that. But, yeah, it was a surreal experience.Leslie Grace on becoming Batgirl
Grace was also asked if she reached out to any actresses that have played female superheroes. She admitted that she hasn’t but she did reach out to two actors who may understand her experience:
I haven’t. I probably should have. It’s like almost a little overwhelming and hard for your brain to catch up to the magnitude of what it is that you’re doing that it almost feels like it’s happening in a vacuum. I was just like, Oh, man, I hope I can do this. Am I in the club? I almost felt like the whole time I had some imposter syndrome. You want to earn your place. But now that you’re mentioning it, I’m going to slip in a few DMs and ask Hey, what was your experience? I did reach out to Sasha Calle, who is Supergirl in The Flash. I’m hoping that we get to meet soon because we’re part of the new gen. I did reach out to Xolo Maridueña, our Blue Beetle. He is freaking awesome. I’m so happy for him.Leslie Grace on reaching out to other actors for prep
With the recent merger of Warner Bros. and Discovery, some rumors have been surfacing about an overhaul of the DC films. Michael Keaton donning the cape and cowl again has been a huge reason for fans to be excited about projects like Batgirl and The Flash. This excitement was amplified after the release of “The Batman” this year. However, it feels almost like it could be too little too late for the DC film properties. They have seemed to be plagued from early on and there has not been much to make fans think otherwise. We’ll have to see where the new merger takes us.
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