5 Things Fans Must Expect From DC’s Batgirl

The character of Batgirl is one of the most intriguing, complex and beloved superheroes across all forms of media. Leslie Grace is now going to star in a solo movie and fans are quite intrigued to see how she got transformed from a mere librarian into one of Gotham’s greatest heroes. Fans of Batgirl can’t wait for the upcoming standalone film, which was announced at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. With that being said, these are the 5 things fans must expect from DC’s Batgirl

An Inspiration From The Comic Book

Detective Comics #359
Detective Comics #359

When the controversy in 1954 had dissipated, Bat-Girl‘s readership went downhill. However four years after her departure, a new Batgirl emerged. With that being said, Barbara Gordon was created in 1967 by two writers and originally appeared in Detective Comics #359. Three years later, the redhead supersleuth made her live-action debut on the Adam West Batman television series. The show creators found her character to be perfect to help attract younger viewers after Philip Wayne and Robert C Balderston had previously created Cassandra Cain as another female hero for DC comics.

Batgirl’s Collaboration With Nightwing

Nightwing and Batgirl
Nightwing and Batgirl

Since their individual debuts in DC Comics, Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon’s lives have been one of the most intertwined relationships in the Batfamily. Both of them have played an essential role in each other’s lives. From joining forces with one another to creating one of the most interesting superhero teams ever, to providing emotional support for each other as needed, it is clear that these two characters are far more than just close friends and possible romantic partners – they are family.

Batgirl’s Link To The Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad #38
Suicide Squad #38

Fans of the Suicide Squad have seen the most dangerous villains in the DC Universe cross paths. But there was one meta-human who had more ties with this ragtag squad than one might have guessed. Did you know Oracle was a member of Task Force X? With that being said, Barbara Gordon made her first appearance in this identity in Suicide Squad #38 as a source for intelligence and information alongside superheroes like Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. This was during the early days of their careers when fighting criminals wasn’t always black or white.

The Exotic Costume Connections

DC’s Batgirl
DC’s Batgirl

Leslie Grace’s costumes appear to be inspired by Batgirl, who is one of Barbara Gordon’s other identities after she took over the mantle of Batgirl from her father. Yvonne Craig played Batgirl in the 1960s and then again in a film adaptation decades later after DC rebooted their continuity with The New 52. This new announcement brings together the looks of both iterations of Barbara, which we’re sure fans will appreciate.

Batgirl’s Shifting Origins

Crisis on Infinite Earths
Crisis on Infinite Earths

Batgirl is one of the key players in Batman’s universe of characters. As a character, she has evolved to suit each new level of context that is brought forth. We may know her nowadays as the daughter of Gordon. But back in 1985 after Crisis on Infinite Earths, she wasn’t the daughter of Gordon but rather an adopted one. It wasn’t until later in 1987 after Barbara was first introduced in Secret Origins #20 that it was revealed how devoted she was to Batman, down even to training herself like him so that she could become just like him.

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