Why did Barbara Gordon retire as Batgirl?

Batgirl: Bad Boys for Life team takes over the direction

There is movement in the Batgirl film, as the right candidates for directing have been found. The film about Barbara Gordon will probably not be in the cinema, but will premiere on HBO Max.

The "Batgirl" movie is fluttering again! The Hollywood Reporter announces that Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, who have directed Bad Boys for Life, are making a beeline for Gotham City. There they will direct the cinematic adventures of Barbara Gordon, daughter of police officer James Gordon. The script continues to come from Christina Hodson, who previously provided the script templates for "Bumblebee", "Birds of Prey" and "The Flash". At the moment, the DC film is not necessarily supposed to come to the cinema, but is one of the projects that are being produced for HBO Max.

Producer Kristin Burr (“Cruella”): “On 'Batgirl' we hope to take the audience on a wild ride and want to show another side of Gotham. Christina's script is full of verve. Adil and Bilall have a joyful and infectious energy that makes them the perfect filmmakers for this bat project. And I'm happy that I can be part of the DC Universe, which is super cool. "

A film version of the character should first be made by Joss Whedon, but he withdrew from the project and advocated female filmmakers for the project. In addition, he has since fallen out of favor due to numerous allegations related to his work at Buffy the Vampire Slayer or "Justice League". The last Batgirl update came in 2018.

El Arbi and Fallah are from Morocco and studied in Belgium. In addition to the current "Bad Boys" film, they also worked on the FX series Snowfall. It's not their first superhero project, as they also act as showrunners for Ms. Marvel at Disney +, where they staged the premiere and the finale, among other things. They are currently working on the musical family drama “Rebel”, all about a 13-year-old boy who is at a crossroads after the death of his father.

The character Barbara Gordon already appeared in the TV series from the 60s, where she was played by Yvonne Craig. In Joel Schumacher's "Batman & Robin" she was brought to life by Alicia Silverstone, while Rosario Dawson spoke to her in the "LEGO Batman Movie". She also appeared in numerous animated series and films. In the third season of Titans, Savannah Welch will star as Babs.

Barbara Gordon made her comic debut in 1967. First, James Gordon's daughter fought as Batgirl against the crime in Gotham City. The Joker later made sure that she was confined to a wheelchair and helped the team as Oracle, an expert in technology and computers. She was also often a permanent member of the Birds of Prey. At times she protects the Burnside district, but occasionally travels around the world.

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