Batgirl has more than the GOAT himself back in the cowl.
Directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah have revealed, during a recent interview, that Barbara Gordon’s first solo film, starring Leslie Grace, may – or may not – tie in to the DC Multiverse.
Specifically, the tease came from El Arbi as he reflected on the mishmash of Bat-generations with their casting choices:
Well you know, we’d sort of give the same answer, because we would also ask, “Oh, you have J.K. Simmons from the Snyderverse and we got Michael Keaton from the Burton-verse. What’s the situation there?’” They would say, “Don’t worry about it. We got a plan.”
They never really explained that aspect to us, but I guess you’re gonna have to see the other movies to understand what happens, why the reason is that we ended up in sort of a spaghetti of Multiverses in that aspect. It’s gonna be a delicious spaghetti, I’m sure of that.
Batgirl and The Multiverse – How Is This Possible?
Unlike the MCU, Warner Bros.’s concept of the multiverse is more than just different dimensions. Introduced in 2018’s “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover event amongst the Arrowverse shows, every dimension in this specific multiverse is every tv show and movie with a DC property. This means Christopher Reeve’s Superman, Michael Keaton’s Batman, Lynda Carter’s Wonder Woman, and even Adam West’s Caped Crusader and so forth are official canon.
Ezra Miller‘s Flash from the Zack Snyder DC films – aka “Snyderverse” – drove home this point in the penultimate chapter of Crisis when he met Grant Gustin’s Barry Allen in the Speed Force. Further, The Scarlet Speedster’s upcoming solo film, directed by Andy Muschietti, will precede Batgirl in reintroducing Keaton to the DC Universe.
It’s still unclear, however, if this will be the same Batman appearing in Batgirl. as J.K. Simmons, who was Ben Affleck’s Jim Gordon in Justice League, is reprising the role. Tim Burton’s Batman films saw Pat Hingle in the role of Gordon, who, along with Michael Gough as Alfred, remained the only tethers to that continuity through to the final Joel Schumacher film, Batman And Robin.
There is no confirmed release date at this time for Batgirl, but The Flash is set premiere in theaters June 23, 2023.
Official Source – Batgirl Director Teases DC Multiverse Connections (Exclusive) (thedirect.com)