In a genre dominated by male counterparts, female sidekicks are nothing new. But after the decades we’ve seen them change and morph into strong-willed, intelligent, capable characters that can stand on their own two feet. When your female sidekick is doing most of the work, it begs the question – why aren’t they the lead? More than the super-smart hacker behind the muscle, more than the damsel in distress for the dashing hero to save, here’s a list of 5 ladies who could take over for their mentors without skipping a single beat. (more…)
We have less than three weeks before the release of Wonder Woman, the DC Extended Universe’s (DCEU) first female solo comic movie (and in fact, the first female-centric superhero movie in general). Even with Wonder Woman not out already, Warner Bros is already looking forward to their future films they have on the horizon. At least two of those will feature female heroines. As expected, we will be seeing a sequel to Wonder Woman. In addition, Joss Whedon will direct a Batgirl film.
It has only been a few weeks since Joss Whedon was tapped to take on the Batgirl project as a director and already names of actresses are flying around the internet like a big swarm of…oh…you know the things…leathery wings? Ah never mind, it’ll come back to us. The Avengers director may well be the fan favourite to direct pretty much anything comic-related these days, but he recently hinted that when it comes to casting his Batgirl, he’s not necessarily going to go with the will of the crowd. (more…)
It seems like only yesterday that we first heard about Joss Whedon writing, producing and directing a standalone Batgirl movie for DC Entertainment and Warner Bros… Oh wait, it was yesterday! Well, time waits for no man, or Batgirl, it seems and barely 24 hours later, the rumour mill is already churning about who might be playing the titular crimefighter in the movie. If this goes forward it will be a major win for Warners/DC, especially since their DC Extended Universe so far has been, to borrow a term, a disaster. Apocalyptic even. So they’re definitely looking at the right actress for the job. (more…)
Batgirl could be flying on to the big screen in the near future and she might be doing so with another ginger fan favorite phenom at the helm. Variety is reporting that Warner Bros. and Joss Whedon, yes the Buffy The Vampire Slayer guy, are close to inking a deal to put him in the pilot seat. (more…)
While promoting his latest film The Neon Demon, director Nicolas Winding Refn was asked about superhero films. It seems like every director nowadays wants to get involved in the billion-dollar genre. The Drive director previously had expressed interest in making a Wonder Woman movie. Unfortunately, it did not come to fruition for him, but DC will soon be coming out with Wonder Woman next year featuring Gal Gadot and directed by Patty Jenkins. That doesn’t mean that Refn is done with wanting to make female-centered superhero films.
When talking about superhero films, Refn is still very much interested.
“God, I would love to make one, it would probably be great fun. I just don’t know when it’s going to happen. I very much enjoy my freedom creatively, but I also would love to make one of those big Hollywood films that costs a lot of money and has a lot of people running around with cell phones and all that insanity.”
Knowing that Wonder Woman is off the table, Refn was asked what film he would like to tackle.
“What ones are left? You know the one I want to do? I want to make Batgirl. Let’s get Warner working on it.”
With Batgirl reportedly being in a possible Harley Quinn movie, the possibility for her to have her own film exists. Refn has already made The Neon Demon, which features a film with a strong female protagonist, so making a Batgirl film might be a great look for the filmmaker. His visual style of the film could also be a big selling point as the director has a unique style in films such as The Neon Daemon and Drive.
He put it out there, it’s your call Warner Bros.
Source: Business Insider
DC is on the brink of unleashing the DC Extended Universe on the big screen, but they’ve been killing the direct-to-video animation for a while now. In 2014, DC released the hard-hitting Son of Batman, which was generally well received. It was followed in 2015 by Batman vs. Robin. This year, the animated series will continue with Batman: Bad Blood. The main voice cast is back, including Morena Baccarin who seems to be vying for the crown of Queen of All Nerds. There is new information about this explosive movie, including a sneak peek at the first six minutes and news of a well-known character from Batman lore who will be introduced in this movie! Needless to say, spoilers ahead.
The Hollywood Reporter has, well, reported that Rosario Dawson will be providing the voice of Batgirl in Warner Bros.‘ The LEGO Batman Movie. For those that don’t know, Batgirl is actually Barbara Gordon, police commissioner Jim Gordon‘s daughter, who eventually concedes to the call of crime-fighting. Dawson is joining a cast that already features Will Arnett voicing Batman, Michael Cera voicing Robin, and Zach Galifianakis voicing The Joker. Judging by the cast roster alone, this feels like it’s going to be one hilarious movie. And being as it’s riding on the coattails (or bat wings, in this case), of The LEGO Movie, can you really expect any less? (more…)
Yvonne Craig, Batgirl from the 1960’s Batman television show passed away yesterday, she was 78. Many of us also remember her as Marta, the green Orion Slave girl in the Star Trek‘s Whom Gods Destroy episode in season three. Her official website issued this statement. (more…)
Batgirl versus The Joker – who will win? Well, sad trombone, we already know that story so why not focus on something entirely new? Batgirl: A Matter of Family is an all new downloadable content (DLC) game for the recent Rocksteady Studios release, Batman: Arkham Knight. Time to buy another pallet of energy drinks from Costco nerds, this one’s gonna be a doozy! First look at the trailer after the jump! (more…)