It may come as no surprise to learn that Zack Snyder had big plans for the DC Universe According to Snyder, if he was still part of the franchise, he would’ve brought Barbara Gordon’s Batgirl into the Justice League world.
The director revealed that if Warner Bros. had given him the green light for Snyderverse, Barbara Gordon would have had a bigger role to play in the Justice League trilogy.
Snyder had previously revealed his plans for a five-part trilogy which includes the death of Bruce Wayne’s Batman. The Dark Knight’s sacrifice would have left an open window to finally introduce Batgirl.
“Barbara could fill that [window] until the child of Superman and Lois, who has no powers, would become Batman when he was of age,” he said in an interview with Esquire.
Additionally, Snyder goes on to say that once Superman and Lois Lane’s child takes up the role of the new Batman, Gordon would then become his mentor. Unfortunately, with Snyder out of the DC franchise, his plans are pretty much “just wishful thinking” as he puts it.
The 55-year-old filmmaker’s statements about Batgirl came shortly after Warner Bros. seemingly confirmed that a Batgirl movie is in development. The reveal was announced during the discussion of DC projects in AT&T’s Analyst & Investor Day 2021 presentation.
Although a Batgirl project was not specifically touched on during the presentation, a graphic was shown on-screen with numerous superhero logos tied to DC movies, shows, as well as video games. One of those logos belonged to Batgirl herself.
Barbara Gordon is the daughter of James Gordon, a police commissioner of Gotham City. She was first introduced as a Batgirl in 1967’s Detective Comic #359, The Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl!.
Her character has been previously portrayed in live-action projects such as the original Batman series, WB’s Birds of Prey live-action series and HBO’s Harley Quinn animated series. Batgirl will be making yet another appearance in the third season of Titans.
With WarnerMedia putting a stop to Snyderverse, fans will never get to see the rest of Snyder’s plans. As the #RestoreTheSnyderverse picks up, maybe, and just maybe, we’ll get to see more of Snyder’s works again.