Canceled Batgirl Movie Plot Revealed

By Nathan Kamal | Published

The sudden cancellation of bat girl, the HBO Max-produced film starring Leslie Grace as the titular heroine is undoubtedly one of the biggest stories of the year in entertainment. Whereas bat girl was by no means the most anticipated of the upcoming DCEU releases or the most controversial, it instantly became a much bigger deal when it was announced that the CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery, David Zaslav, had decided to shut it down without any sort of release. It seems the public never gets a chance to see bat girlbut plot details are now beginning to emerge.

Interestingly, Belloni also says there “may or may not” have been a Jason Todd reference in bat girl. In the Batman mythos, Jason Todd was the second character to take on the mantle of Robin after Dick Grayson grew old and was eventually beaten to death by the Joker (a fate decided by a telephone poll in which fans could vote for him to survive or not). Belloni was clear that bat girl does not reference Robin, which raises the question of whether Jason Todd could have been referenced by his post-resurrection identity of The Red Hood.

Per MovieWeb, Matthew Belloni revealed on his podcast The city that the bat girl the film was apparently not to include overt metahuman elements; most versions of the Barbara Gordon Batgirl portray her as a well-trained human, rather than a superb one, which lines up. The film’s central antagonist, Brendan Fraser’s Firefly, was described as “just a dude in a suit”, rather than a supervillain per se. It seems her character was to be ambiguously responsible for the death of Batgirl’s mother (by fire, naturally). The film’s actual plot is described as “very convoluted and involving several boyfriends and mob bosses”. This makes a lot of sense, given the traditional portrayal of Gotham City as controlled by various organized crime teams.

Interestingly, Belloni also says there “may or may not” have been a Jason Todd reference in bat girl. In the Batman mythos, Jason Todd was the second character to take on the mantle of Robin after Dick Grayson grew old and was eventually beaten to death by the Joker (a fate decided by a telephone poll in which fans could vote for him to survive or not). Belloni was clear that bat girl does not reference Robin, which raises the question of whether Jason Todd could have been referenced by his post-resurrection identity of The Red Hood.

Finally, it was revealed that there would have been a look at the Catwoman mask worn by Michelle Pfeiffer in Tim Burton’s Return of Batman. This makes sense, given that bat girl was supposed to feature Michael Keaton in a return to the Batman role, so there must have been a connection there. According to our information, Batgirl would have taken place after the events of the flashwhich will also star Michael Keaton and has yet to be released.

Things are more confusing than ever in the DC Extended Universe and it looks like bat girl is just one of the victims of the new Warner Bros Discovery regime. The reasons for bat girlThe sudden cancellations are somewhat vague, but it seems pretty definitive that the movie won’t be released in any form. However, there’s always the possibility that the direction of the DCEU will one day change abruptly (again), and maybe bat girl will see the light of day. For now, at least, we have a better idea of ​​what was supposed to happen in the film, and our dreams of what could have been.

Andrea G. Henderson