Monday, March 22, 2010

Batgirl: Year One


Oh boy, is this an old one. 08! 2 years ago I tried to convince DC and Warner Home video to let me direct this as one of the Direct to DVD line of DC movies. It's my most favorite graphic novel ever! I love it to death. Needless to say, they were not interested in anything that did not have Superman or Batman in the leading role. It went nowhere. :(

Recently I saw that a Batgirl: Year One motion Comic has hit DVD. That's kinda cool, right? At least she got something...........

I would have liked to direct it though....... :(

You win some, you lose some.

26 comments:

Steve said...

I would so buy a Batgirl: Year One movie.

Everything about that comic is awesome. No disrespect to anyone else that has donned Batgirl's cape and cowl...but Babs is still the best.

damon said...

i would love to see you direct a Batgirl Year One movie

cool drawing

potato farm girl said...

There NEEDS to be a "Batgirl: Year One" movie.

David McBride said...

Thats a shame I would have loved to see it. I'm hoping you guys do a sequel to Wonder Woman. Thats my favorite DC direct to dvd so far.

Brian S. said...

Well, I'm just stoked that you guys are producing a batman story that CAN'T AVOID including Nightwing haha. And plenty of him, apparently!

I'm sure eventually the "big-gun" ideas will take a break, and Batgirl will get her due, if not as a sub-plot to one of them.

Brandon Scott Jensen said...

Was this before you were established as such an amazing director? I mean, maybe if you gave it another shot?

Danny Araya said...

sorry to hear that, I would have loved to see what you did with it.

RAWLS said...

:(

Humza Khan said...

I think Batgirl Year One would be worth watching

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Chris Battle said...

Dang.

Anonymous said...

BG:YO books were AWESOME!!! I agree! :D

And if you got that job, it would've sold!

Ah well.... :(

Jim McClain said...

My four-year old would LOVE Batgirl: Year One!

jojo said...

beautiful!!!

S said...

Ms. Montgomery,

Let me first start by saying how much I have enjoyed your work on the DC Animated DTVs. I was thoroughly depressed when I found out that there was a Batgirl: Year One being produced on the same day that I found out it was canceled. Like you, this is my favorite mini series. I'm the host of Batgirl to Oracle: The Barbara Gordon Podcast and I have embarked on a journey to try to reverse the decision to cancel this DTV. I thoroughly believe that Babs could really get people excited and get WB to produce more female-led movies. Thank-you for showing my error that it is not Warner Animated but Warner Home Video whom I must address my letter to. If you would like to sign my petition, I would be so very honored! http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/batgirl-year-one.html I've no doubt that you are the right person to direct this film and I hope that I, along with everyone who signs, am able to change the minds of "the powers that be." Thank-you!

Enzo Nicolini Oyarce said...

This is very sad. Batgirl Y1 is a much better story than the post-GL DCU movies that has been made (not that they were bad, either).

Lauren, has anybody mention to the studio execs that Batman is present in a big way in that story? They could still have put him in the poster.

Jonathan Gum said...

Wow, this is downright depressing. I would have loved to see this happen. I actually thought about it before I even found out it was in production and thought that you'd be the perfect person to direct it. Then I found this... Damn.

Anonymous said...

Its interesting that instead of giving you batgirl year one , you have batman year one, which is a great comic in its own right, however seeing a character like batgirl would have been far more interesting. Also I am sending my emails to warner home video to bring back commentaries they were such a hoot and a good way to understand the process you guys go through. I think the way the are producing the current line, post commentary is a cheap marketing on their part. Still I love the movies coming out, great job on apocalypse, tighter and smarter ending than the book which was a bit funky. Crisis was also a lot of fun, you havent written about it but I assume you were proud of it. Wonder Woman was really something special in terms of a great origin story and it really worked in terms of a great story, though I thought Michael York vocally was more interesting as Ares on the tv show, this movie took the battles and myth to a new level. That's my two cents! Thanks

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President Luthor said...

Batgirl: Year One would make a great animated feature.

Maybe DC could do a Batgirl featurette as part of a DVD down the line.

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