To many fans' disappointment, it was revealed that Catwoman will not be in Ben Affleck's, The Batman. The character's most recent live-action performances by Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises) and Halle Berry (Catwoman) were, to put it lightly, underwhelming. As a result, lots of fans were hoping for Catwoman to be redeemed in the #DCEU. Does this mean that she will never appear in DC's cinematic realm? Absolutely not. With the Harley Quinn/Birds of Prey spin-off in the works, hope is in our midst. It is also worth mentioning that Talia al Ghul will not be making an appearance in the solo Batman film either. So which notable female characters from #Batman's universe are left?
4. Batwoman (Kate Kane)
In various comics and the animated film, Batman: Bad Blood, #Batwoman has proved that she is a great fit for the Bat family. If Nightwing is cast in The Batman, the addition of Kate Kane would make the team even stronger. Additionally, Batwoman has become an icon for the LGBT community and an inspiration to her fans. A portrayal of her character could be significant and meaningful, especially in a live-action setting.
3. Barbara Gordon / Batgirl
As a longtime fan favorite, it only makes sense to bring Barbara Gordon to the DCEU. Her intelligence and bravery make her one of the most empowering female characters in the comic book world. She possesses an extraordinary photographic memory, which proves she is one of the most knowledgeable members of Batman's team. Furthermore, giving Batgirl a role in this film could be the inception of her transition into Oracle for the Harley Quinn/Birds of Prey spin-off.
2. Harley Quinn
Is this likely to happen? Probably not, but it's still awesome to think about. Harley has a long history of causing trouble under Batman's watch. Margot Robbie's performance as the Clown Princess of Crime in #SuicideSquad was extensively praised, and left everyone in the audience wanting more. Whether you enjoyed the movie or not, there's no arguing that the car chase between her, the Joker and Batman was epic. Relive the high-octane scene below:
1. Poison Ivy
Similar to Catwoman, Poison Ivy is another character in desperate need of live-action redemption. We last saw the character in 1997's immensely loathed, Batman & Robin. While Uma Thurman is a great actress, I thought her portrayal of Ivy was severely inaccurate. The character's direction tried to force the viewers to see her as insane, rather than highlighting her most admired qualities and introspective personality. Ivy is one of Batman's most striking enemies — it would be interesting to see how, and if, her powers can control the Caped Crusader.