Should DCEU green-light a 'Batgirl’ limited series and connect to 'Titans' Season 4?

With 'Titans' Season 4 confirmed, there is room for Gordon to return, and perhaps a backstory in the form of a five or seven-episode series would work


                            Should DCEU green-light a 'Batgirl’ limited series and connect to 'Titans' Season 4?
Leslie Grace in a still from 'Batgirl' and Brenton Thwaites in a still from 'Titans' (IMDb)
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'Batgirl' canned doesn't necessarily mean it's the end of the superhero in the DCEU. With Barbara Gordon already introduced in 'Titans' Season 3. Savannah Welch essayed the role and played a vital part in the hit series. While the movie was shelved with reports of poor results in the test screenings, WB can still salvage enough and green-light a limited series that connects Batgirl to Season 4, while also giving the character a substantial backstory.

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The daughter of Jim Gordon, Barbara was trained to fight at a young age and grew up in Gotham. She and Dick Grayson/Robin/Nightwing (played by Brenton Thwaites) were romantically involved before Dick left Gotham. She was shot fatally by the Joker and loses one of her legs. This ends her career as a crime-fighting vigilante and she ends up becoming the police commissioner of the crime-riddled city.

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With 'Titans' Season 4 confirmed, there is room for Gordon to return, and perhaps a backstory in the form of a five or seven-episode series with a cameo by Thwaites might just be one of the options for DC as they prepare for a string of movies and TV shows lined up. Per the New York Post, the test screenings ahead of a planned late 2022 release were a damp squib with the movie receiving poor responses from the audiences. It added that the reaction was bad enough to make WB cut their losses and scrub the flick altogether.

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"The decision to not release Batgirl reflects our leadership's strategic shift as it relates to the DC universe and HBO Max," said a Warner Bros. spokesperson in a statement. "Leslie Grace is an incredibly talented actor and this decision is not a reflection of her performance. We are incredibly grateful to the filmmakers of Batgirl and Scoob! Holiday Haunt and their respective casts and we hope to collaborate with everyone again in the near future."

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However, there is still a chance for the character to be introduced in the DCEU and a limited series could also perhaps work better in terms of making sure that the timeline is being followed. The two big releases next are Ezra Miller's 'The Flash' and Jason Momoa's 'Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom'.

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