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Old 02-26-2018, 07:50 PM   #1001
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But you're making more work for yourself than you need to. I don't know why people are dismissing Barbara as if her being Batgirl hasn't been an integral part of the Bat mythology or that she isn't the most well known version of the character. Vast majority of people knows Batgirl is Commission Gordon's daughter and that she has red hair. You only have to look at something as recent as DC Superhero Girls to see Barbara is the one that is still associated with Batgirl. Barbara, along with Dick Grayson, are the two most iconic members of the Bat family. Cain and Brown are not. There's no logic in making Batgirl anyone other than the most well known version from a marketing perspective.

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Old 02-26-2018, 07:58 PM   #1002
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If the general audience doesn't realize this is a different Batgirl because they don't know the name Barbara, then it's going to look like WB learned nothing after BvS and are making Batgirl edgy by giving her a creepy mask and dark backstory. So they'll have to establish in their marketing that this is a different Batgirl while also establishing that people should care about this Batgirl.

And it's not a question of what can be done. Lots of things can be done, but that doesn't mean that they're all equally easy to do. If WB has trouble selling high profile characters like Batman and Superman because of quality issues, the solution isn't to favor obscure characters where the quality has to be that much higher to get audiences to care. People may or may not Batgirl's real name, but they know her basic costume. They know she's not a mute assassin with an abusive childhood. WB isn't in a position to be taking risks like making Ant-Man or Guardians of the Galaxy.

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