Considering the typical nature of the duo's relationship in the comics, and the fact that it wasn't a part of the original graphic novel by Alan Moore and Brian Bollandthe filmmakers weren't surprised. Now that the secret's out, producer and DC Comics animation vet Bruce Timm has opened up about the controversial moment. My memory kind of says it was Brian, maybe, who came up with the idea.
Thanks to leaks coming out of San Diego Comic Conwe now know more than we wanted to know about the upcoming The Killing Joke animated movie. The movie was much discussed when it was first announced due to its planned R rating. Everyone assumed this rating was to allow for the level of violence found in the original comic, and specifically the Joker's sexual assault of Barbara Gordon.
By creating an account, you verify that you are at least 13 years of age, and have read and agree to the Comicbook. Yesterday, ComicBook. After the Internet collectively went "Ewwwww" after watching a leaked clip of Batman and Batgirl's rooftop dalliance, Brian Azzarello explained the new plotline during a screening of the movie at San Diego Comic-Con.
In particular, screenwriter Brian Azzarello and director Sam Liu spoke about the decision to introduce sex to the relationship between Batman and Batgirl. She controls the men in her life in this story. There's a problem here, and I need to step away from this,'" Liu explained.
In the much maligned movie adaptation of the Killing Joke, there is a non-canon scene in which they did have sex. In this universe they have also dated. Her real name is Barbara Gordon, the daughter of Commission Gordon.
Although Batman: The Killing Joke is a fascinating study of the relationship between the Caped Crusader and his arch-nemesis, it's also one of the most controversial comic book stories ever told due to The Joker crippling Barbara Gordon aka Batgirl. The news that the animated adaptation would have a 15 minute Batgirl-centric prologue designed to make her more of a character as opposed to character motivation was therefore greeted enthusiastically, but as it turns out it only makes Barbara's 'arc' more controversial. And how does it do that The film premiered at San Diego Comic Con over the weekend, and fans have been understandably peeved at this unexpected development.
A new Batman animated movie features a scene implying that Batman has sex with Batgirl. It is rated R. Based on the graphic novel of the same name, the film depicts Batman voiced by Kevin Conroy pursuing the Joker after the Joker Mark Hamill goes on a crime spree, including shooting Barbara Gordon, whose alter ego is Batgirl Tara Strong.