The news that J.K. Simmons had entered talks to return as Commissioner Gordon in HBO Max’s Batgirl would have you believe the streaming exclusive is tied to the SnyderVerse, adding another wrinkle to the continually messy DCEU mythology; however, that hasn’t stopped rumors involving characters from the franchise making cameo appearances.
Inevitably, Michael Keaton’s Batman is touted as one of the prime contenders, with his return in The Flash opening the doors to the multiverse. Ironically, Barbara Gordon was initially set to make her own DCEU debut in Ben Affleck’s The Batman. However, Matt Reeves rebooted the Dark Knight instead; thus, Leslie Grace has the opportunity to headline her own solo adventure, right now.
Recently, in an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Grace was asked if he expects the Caped Crusader to appear in the movie, and the actress didn’t beat around the bush with her response.
“Batman’s out — he’s doing a whole bunch of stuff — so I need my ladies to help me out on this next run.”
It makes sense to keep Batman away from the project; it would overshadow the title hero. Bad Boys for Life directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah are talented filmmakers; screenwriter Christina Hodson proved herself to DCEU fans by scripting Birds of Prey and The Flash. Thus, Batgirl has sufficent talent on board without relying on a fan-baiting cameo from the infamous nocturnal vigilante to inspire interest.