Being that this is an editorial section, this gives the platform for many different things. One of the things that came to my attention is an online petition. Being that you may venture outside the world of The Batman Universe to find some other sources of Batman goodness, you may have come across Batgirl to Oracle: The Barbara Gordon Podcast. The podcast follows everything related to Batgirl, and gives fans of Barbara Gordon a place to learn even more about the character. They of course have a website where they also post up news bits about things related to Batgirl.
One of these recent news items that they posted up was about the cancellation of a Batgirl direct-to-video film that was being produced. This is a quote from Bruce Timm when asked about the likely-hood of more female lead characters in the DC animated film universe.
"'Wonder Woman’s' sales started out extremely slow and then over time were eventually able to catch up to probably 'Justice League: New Frontier. The Exec’s decided because it wasn’t able to sell quickly right away, whereas 'Justice League' was, that there wouldn’t be any more female super hero films right now. We were developing and hoping to get started on a 'Batgirl' film based on 'Year One,' but because of 'Wonder Woman’s' slow sales start, that won’t be happening now."
So because of a slow start to sales, we won't be seeing a Batgirl film? That seems ridicolous since we got Superman/Batman, which wasn't even a film in my opinion. We all know that WB is a company that needs to make a profit. But if they put out one of the animated films a year that is a sure bet that it will sell well, that should give space for films that they may doubt. I for one think a Batgirl: Year One film would be awesome. This just doesn't stop at Batgirl. There are other female characters that could have films that could be good too. Birds of Prey is another example. And we know that they are tied to The Batman Universe.
Stella, the founder of Batgirl to Oracle, has started a petition to get as many signatures as possible to support the Batgirl DTV. You can find it here. We signed it, and you should take the two seconds to sign it too. WB has been known to sometimes listen to fans, we need to make sure that they know that The Batman Universe is listening and cares about the decisions that they make. Leave comments below to let us know that you support the cause.
Posted by Dustin