If you haven’t already, go now and sign the petition to put BATGIRL: YEAR ONE the animated DVD back into production! Stella from Batgirl to Oracle: The Barbara Gordon podcast has shouted from the rooftops and I recommend we mobilize on this. Here are the details as provided by Stella:
In an interview with Bruce Timm on April 27, 2010, Timm states that: “‘We had originally planned to do sequels for Wonder Woman and Green Lantern, but Wonder Woman’s sales started out extremely slow and then over time were eventually able to catch up to probably Justice League: New Frontier.” said Timm. “The Exec’s decided because it wasn’t able to sell quickly right away, whereas Justice League was, that there wouldn’t be any more female super hero films right now. We were developing and hoping to get started on a ‘Batgirl’ film based on ‘Year One,’ but because of Wonder Woman’s slow sales start, that won’t be happening now.”
From Stella: Basically, not only is Batgirl canceled, but so is any other potential superheroine movie. This breaks my heart on so many levels and I think that, as a comic community, we can show Timm and Register that Batgirl would be an amazing production and it would sell! I believe that she reaches people whom Wonder Woman never could.
It literally takes 30 seconds to sign! The petition will be sent along with written letters to Bruce Timm, Sam Register, and other folks.
That’s the gist of it. If you are interested in signing the petition, click here. There are currently about 450 signatures, so we need quite a few more. Also, be sure to check out Stella’s podcast/blog Batgirl to Oracle: The Barbara Gordon podcast by clicking here.