Monday, August 3, 2009
News & Notes
The Batman 3 rumor mill came to a halt after Gary Oldman's surprising (and unconfirmed) announcement at the San Diego Comic Con that filming would begin next year. Well, there was word that Miley Cyrus wants to be Batgirl, but I can't see that happening.
But speaking of Batgirl, a new comic series is launching in a couple weeks. Teaser images, like the one above by Phil Noto are about all we know about the series, but it's generally assumed that Batgirl is neither Barbara Gordon nor Cassie Cain, so we'd be looking at a whole new Batgirl. Possible choices include former Robin Stephanie Brown/Spoiler, Misfit (who actually first appeared in a Batgirl costume), one-time wannabe Batgirl Helena Bertinelli/Huntress, or Squire, one of the sidekicks to the Batmen of All Nations.
It could also be Bette Kane, who many many years ago was "Bat-Girl", the sidekick to Batwoman. Those stories were written out of continuity, but Batwoman has recently been reintroduced, and is currently starring in the beautifully drawn pages of Detective Comics, so bringing back Bette Kane is not out of the realm of possibilities.
But none of these characters I mentioned, with the possible exception of Babs Gordon, will be appearing in a Batman movie any time soon, so this is only of interest to hard core Batman nerds, like me.