The new Batgirl was Barbara Gordon, the daughter of Gotham City Police Commissioner James Gordon. Her early appearances portrayed her as an inexperienced, if enthusiastic, crime fighter, but by the 1970s Batgirl had matured, displaying a keen intellect, robust athleticism, and burgeoning detective skills. After winning a seat in the U.S. Congress, Gordon relocated to Washington, D.C., although she still occasionally appeared as Batgirl. As Batman comic books grew grimmer throughout the 1970s and 1980s, it was felt that Batgirl’s existence weakened Batman’s, and Gordon hung up her cowl.
The film starring Leslie Grace as Officer Barbara Gordon/Batgirl, J.K. Simmons as Commissioner James Gordon, Brendan Fraser as Firefly, Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Ivory Aquino as Alysia Yeoh, Jacob Scipio, Rebecca Front, Corey Johnson, and Ethan Kai. The film is scheduled to release in 2022.