Sunday, January 30, 2022

‘Barbara Gordon’ is “Batgirl”

"Batgirl" is the upcoming live-action superhero feature, based on the DC Comics character, produced by DC Films and Burr! Productions, directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, starring Leslie Grace as 'Barbara Gordon', J. K. Simmons as 'James Gordon', Brendan Fraser as 'Firefly' and Michael Keaton as 'Bruce Wayne’/‘Batman’, streaming in 2022 on HBO Max:

The first 'Bat-Girl' aka 'Betty Kane' (named after 'Batman' creator Bob Kane) debuted in DC Comics (1961)...

...created by writer Sheldon Moldoff  and illustrator Bill Finger.

...then replaced by 'Barbara Gordon',  as the daughter of 'Gotham City' police commissioner 'James Gordon'... "Detective Comics" #359 (1967) by writer Gardner Fox and illustrator Carmine Infantino. 

In DC Comics' "New 52" series (2011), 'Barbara Gordon', previously wounded in action as a costumed vigilante, regained her mobility after undergoing experimental surgery at a South African clinic.

Although she resumes her work as 'Batgirl' one year after her recovery, she continues to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder...

...causing her to hesitate in battle when exposed to gunfire.

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