MCU has fully dived into the concept of the multiverse in Phase four, and it seems like DC is not far from it either. Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, the directors of the upcoming Batgirl film, recently talked about how the multiverse will play a major role in the film. American singer, songwriter, and actress Leslie Grace is set to play the lead character i.e. Barbara Gordon/Batgirl. The film will delve into the character’s origins and will feature several other superheroes from the DCEU multiverse.
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Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah talk about the role of the multiverse in the Batgirl film
In an interview with Richard Nebens from The Direct, the two directors who also directed the first and last episode of MCU’s latest show, Ms. Marvel, shared details about the use of multiverse in the film. Ail El Arbi stated,
“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?’ And 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.”
The director’s statement implies that the concept of the multiverse is central to the story.
Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah say that their experiences with Ms. Marvel influenced their work on Batgirl
In an interview with Carly Lane from Collider, the director also talked about how their involvement in Ms. Marvel influenced their work on Batgirl.
“If you talk about our experience with ‘Ms. Marvel’, it’s an origin story the same way ‘Batgirl’ is an origin story. It’s seeing that journey from somebody who’s totally not a superhero becoming a superhero. In that way, we had a lot of experience with ‘Ms. Marvel’ that we carry on on this project. But of course, there’s a big difference in the sense that Ms. Marvel is a teenager, in a colorful world, while Batgirl is a grown woman. She has a job, and she’s in Gotham City. It’s kind of darker. It’s Batman, the OG. Those worlds are different, but it’s very interesting to see how they become superheroes.”
Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah say that Batgirl’s editing is almost done
The directors also revealed that the fans don’t need to wait much longer for the film to release on HBO Max, even though there were reports earlier that the film might be released in theatres. In the Collider interview, El Arbi stated,
“[They] are in the full editing process. We’re just editing the movie.”
Hopefully, the release date of the film will be announced soon. Until then, fans can spend their time making theories about the multiversal crossovers and the way they will shape the DCEU.
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