After an impressive run in the first and last episode of Mrs Miracledirectors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah are now preparing for their forthcoming release of bat girl within the DCEU. While the two didn’t have to tackle the MCU’s multiverse during Kamala Khan’s first solo adventure, the DC multiverse will be explored for her superhero debut with Warner Bros.
Alongside Leslie Grace’s Barbara Gordon, bat girl is confirmed to feature characters from at least two different universes, while the heroine gets her first live-action DC solo story. Michael Keaton’s Batman will be back for one of two DCEU films, including his stint in Ezra Millers The Lightningand JK Simmons will return as Commissioner Jim Gordon, having starred in both the theatrical and Snyder versions justice league.
With bat girl With these types of characters being featured from across the multiverse, fans are already wondering how much this concept will seep into DC history as it has in the MCU. While not much can be revealed about the idea, during a chat with The Direct, the film’s directors took the time to tease what fans can expect when Batgirl finally makes its debut.
Batgirl directors tease the arrival of the multiverse
In an exclusive interview with The Direct’s Richard Nebens, bat girl Directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah teased how the DC Multiverse will play out in their upcoming film.
El Arbi compared the duo’s bosses at Warner Bros. to Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, who often replied: “Don’t worry” when they asked him about connections to other major projects Mrs Miracle.
However, El Arbi has hinted that the film will indeed be somehow connected to DC’s burgeoning multiverse, while also hinting that fans will “You have to see the other [DC] films to understand what is happening” in bat girl and to understand how the multiversal madness works on this side of the comic book movie landscape:
“Well, you know, we’d kind of give the same answer, because we’d also be like, ‘Oh, you have JK Simmons from the Snyderverse and we have Michael Keaton from the Burton-verse. How is the situation there?’ And they would say, ‘Don’t worry about it. We have a plan.’ They never really explained that aspect to us but I think you need to watch the other movies to understand what happens why the reason is that in that aspect we ended up in a kind of multiverse spaghetti yummy spaghetti, I’m sure.”
How will DC deal with the multiverse?
Just as the MCU has done over the course of Phase 4, Warner Bros. plans to introduce the multiverse as a central plot device for future DC projects, including films coming out in the not-too-distant future.
El Arbi and Fallah have clearly become masters at keeping spoilers hidden thanks to their time at Marvel and DC, and have not given details on how Barbara Gordon’s solo story will fit into the DCEU and Multiversal environment.
However, the details behind DC’s use of the multiverse still remain a mystery bat girl will be confirmed as part of it after Michael Keaton’s Batman was announced as part of the cast. With his confirmed role in both The Lightning and bat girlit seems incredibly likely that the Scarlet Speedster’s solo film will open the door to the multiverse in the DCEU while bat girl will explore its ripple effects similar to those in the New 52 comics.
With The Lightning still almost a year away and no firm release date for bat girl, there may be plenty of time before this story is more fully fleshed out before the premieres of these films. But considering how important past DC movies will be, loud bat girl‘s directors, there should be some big reveals to look forward to when the time comes.
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