The people behind The Batman cut a scene involving Barbara Gordon, the second Batgirl.
A snippet from The Batman: The Official Script Book has revealed a deleted scene from the movie, which sees Jim Gordon (Jeffrey Wright) name-dropping his daughter Barbara, one of the characters that takes on the mantle of Batgirl in the pages of DC Comics. During the scene, Gordon receives a call from Bruce Wayne while at the Gotham City Police Department, forcing him to lie about the identity of the caller and saying that Barbara is the one looking for him.
Barbara Gordon isn’t featured in the final version of The Batman. Leslie Grace was tasked with bringing Barbara to life for Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah’s Batgirl, but the movie was axed by Warner Bros. Discovery a few months before its release. However, Batgirl and The Batman were set in separate universes, with J.K. Simmons playing Barbara’s father, reprising his Justice League role.
Reports at the time of Batgirl‘s cancellation indicated that Warner Bros. Pictures Group co-chiefs Michael De Luca and Pam Abdy are considering having Leslie Grace appear as Barbara Gordon in other DC Comics movies. For now, Grace’s future as Batgirl remains in doubt.
Meanwhile, Matt Reeves is currently working on a sequel to The Batman, which he co-wrote and directed. Reeves is writing the script of the sequel with Mattson Tomlin, who did uncredited work on the third act of the first movie.
The Batman also stars Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gil Colson, Jayme Lawson as Bella Reál, with Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, Colin Farrell as the Penguin and Barry Keoghan as The Joker. The movie is streaming exclusively on HBO Max and is available to own on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD.
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Source: The Batman Film News
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