Well, I guess you may have heard already that Joss Whedon will direct an official DC movie with Batgirl in the main role.
For me that news hit me like a hammer. GREAT! GREAT! GREAT! Since ages I had hoped they would make such a movie…and then I read the news. I couldn’t believe it at first.
Ok, that movie won’t come out this year or next year. Perhaps 2019? But no matter when it will hit the screens…I am SO excited about it!
The last time I was so excited about a future movie was as TDKR was in planning and it was announced that Catwoman would be in it. I read every preview, watched every trailer a dozen times, tried to get as many pictures as possible. And Catwoman only had a small role in that movie. Her suit was great, but her mask was…pretty terrible. She did not have a secret identity at all, nearly everybody knew who was behind the mask. No unmasking action at all 🙁 .
That was really annoying for me! After all the anticipation I was a little disappointed at first after I left the movie theater.
However, despite all these facts, I love that movie and I love Anne Hathaway as Catwoman.
And now there will be a Batgirl movie 🙂
Batgirl was always my favorite heroine. And she will have the main part in that movie!!! I can’t imagine right now, how much more excited I will be when more facts to this movie will be released.
Who will be under that mask? Who will play this role and will (most certainly) become a legend for me?
How will the costume look? What about the mask?
What will the story?
Which villains will be in it? May be Catwoman? Or other hot villainesses?
Will they include other female heroine in it? Like Spoiler? Or the Huntress?
This movie has big potential to become my ultimate “hall of fame”-movie. I guess I will get some serious (heart-)problems when the first trailer is released…. 🙂
It seems like Whedon will take the Barbara Gordon-Batgirl version from the “New 52” Storyline. Great news! I want a serious batgirl movie and not that damn new “helmet”-batgirl version from the new comic run (that sucks btw.!).
Regarding the costume:
Let’s see how this epic movie will develop throughout the next months/years. I can’t wait for more news!
Time for some rant! I saw episode 3 of the new arrow season and I was disappointed. Than I saw the preview for episode 4 of the new flash season and I was disapointed (again)… not that the episode or the preview sucked, no, that wasn’t the problem.
[minor SPOILERS ahead]
But this is:
The flash has a real mask, a rubber cowl that provide some real cover and hides his identity quite well. And it can provide a great unmasking (which it did already)! An unmasking were you NOT just pull off the mask with two fingers. For this mask you need to rip it, to tear it. His mask is even connected to his suit. It’s a great design!
But as always in the new tv-shows flash and arrow, the women doesn’t get such a mask. No!
The canary, the huntress, the black canary, and all the other masked woman (except ravager) wear eye masks. And catwoman in TDKR too 🙁 .
The 2 canaries had at least “big” versions that hide some parts of the face. And the (first) canary wore a wig in addition. That was a nice combination to hide her secret.
But why do you put on such a mask as the new girl from “team green arrow”? (left picture) It’s moronic!!!
I guess it’s the old: “She’s a pretty girl, let’s present her face and give her a mask that hides NOTHING!” – idea from the producers. If you love women with masks and their unmaskings…it is so frustrating!!!
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Well, I love these shows and the fact that they are quite a lot of masked women in it lately. But it would be so much better with some real masks!
Because such tiny eye masks….what are they for? They hide noting, provide no safety at all and are not sexy.
Well, my opinion about the Catwoman movie: All in all it sucks big time! The costume is sexy as hell but yet a joke! Her mask is nice (covers most the important parts) but misses any security measures (like a chin strap), you could simply pull it off without problems. You never see Catwoman unmasked (in costume but without the mask)…. But at least it has an unmasking attempt by the clumsy detective! So this scene is a good one in my eyes!
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So here is the scene:
Your opinion about the scene and the movie in general?
Hey folks, in a few seconds you will see the best (unmasking related) comic cover of humankind. I saw it on Tuesday after work, and my mouth was open for several minutes….
What did I see? Let’s start at the beginning, first there was this cover:
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…the brilliant and promising cover for Batgirl Issue 23 that was released last month. After the brilliant cover the comic itself presented nothing great, only the hope for some Batgirl unmasking action in the near future stayed strong.
And now, just 2 days ago the cover art for Batgirl 26 was released….and oh MY GOD! Like I said…I starred at the image on the screen before me and I was….thrilled….and so happy².
Ok, I guess you wanna see what I saw….here it is…the cover for Batgirl 26:
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….how much better can it get? Not much…. 🙂 🙂 🙂 . Very close to perfection!
Here’s the link for more infos about the story: Batgirl 26
After the police hunted her for the last issues… Batgirl forced to unmask before her very own father?
The art itself is fucking amazing if you ask me. Batgirl pulling violently on her own mask….streching it…..revealing the face of Barbara Gordon! The look on her face…priceless!
Her biggest secret. And her father doesn’t know about it, it would be so devastating for her…
Now the bad part of the story…the comic will be released on December 11th! ARGGGGGG! NOOOO! Three month to wait…Damn, I have to calm myself. Siggi, be patient!
I always wondered how Batgirl (or any other masked superheroine) would react if someone (evil) would unmask her?
The Situation: Batgirl fights with a villain. With some dirty tricks he manages to unmask her! He says that he recognize her as Barbara Gordon…but after the shock she somehow gains the upper hand and beat the villain unconscious. But what now? He knows who she is, he could figure out names and addresses of friends and family. Everyone she knows would be in real danger. She could let him be arrested, but he could talk to some people (police and inmates) and her secret would be no more… She could leave Gotham City, quit crime fighting, but that wouldn’t help much either (friends & family would stay). And the villain would use his knowledge of her secret identity to hurt her. And there is no fancy, crazy gadget available to erase his memory or something like that….
I would say I’m a pragmatic man, the only available solution to me would be: Kill the villain! I know that members of the Bat family don’t “normally” do that. But, she doesn’t have another choice in my eyes. She must protect herself and her friends and family. And she saves civilians with her crime fighting. That kill would save many lives in the future.,,,
What about you folks? Do you see other options, that she could have? Let the discussion begin! 😉
It’s time for another article of my “in my opinion” -series!
You can find a lot of unmasking-related stuff on the internet. Clips, pictures, movies, TV-series, fan art…. And I have seen quite a lot I would say, but there are so few really good unmaskings. So my hunt for the perfect unmasking (or at least close to perfect) is still going on. So, what would it need to produce it?
1)A sexy and strong(secured) mask that really hides the secret identity: 95% of the videos I’ve seen don’t have that! They often have crappy eye-masks…they doesn’t hide anything, are unsexy (most of the time) and every child could pull it off easily. That is no fun for me!
For example: The batgirl mask in the “Birds of Prey” TV-series (can be found on the left side): It’s one of the better ones….it’s sexy, could (perhaps) even hide her secret identity. But Lady Shiva grabs it and pulls it off easily without problems. That is sooo lame! It’s a sexy scene, but could be so much better… Batgirl’s mask should give her safety and security…. Fail!
So, what is a great, perhaps perfect example for a safe and sexy mask? Batman’s mask! It hides the identity really well, is secured to his suit and it’s sexy too. (Especially the rubber version from Tim Burton Batman movies). Nobody could grab it and pull that one off without having some serious problems. Of course I know that those masks costs many bucks, but it’s a required investment in my eyes. The famous Batgirl mask from ReevzFX would be a solid (cheaper) choice. That one has at least a chin strap in comparison to the “Birds of Prey” version. And would prevent a swift “pull off” unmasking.
2)A hot woman/actress that actually can act (at least a little): The woman behind the mask needs to act in a proper way, when she is in danger of being unmasked, because that should be her greatest fear as a superheroine! When she is under the (right) mask, you only see her eyes and her mouth. She needs to deliver her emotions, that you believe it would be the worst thing for her…to be unmasked. When I watch many of these cheaply produced (but expensively sold) superheroine-clips…. I don’t know if I should start crying or laughing (or both) when the unmasking happens on the screen. That kills the whole atmosphere! It seems that some breast implants are the only needed qualification for a role in a flick for some producers.
3) A great unmasking fight/struggle: Ok, we have the first two points, the basic requirements for my perfect unmasking. Now to the toughest point! To get a great unmasking the heroine must be able to fight! If she is bound or even worse…unconcious, it’s not really sexy for me! And the struggle should take several minutes not seconds. The unmasker should need several attacks on the mask. WIth every try…the mask gets damaged a little more. For that you need a flexible, but strong material of course (therefore the rubber batman mask). The unmasker should stretch the material, ripping it, the heroine is fighting back of course. She kicks his ass several times, tries to finish him off, she is tough, strong and aggressive. But the unmasker isn’t a simple street thug, he knows what he is doing…. and the final unmasking due to the total destruction of the mask would be the dramatic climax. 😉
During the struggle they should exchange some lines about it. Like: Who is hiding behind the mask? Who are you really? Let us find out who the mighty Batgirl (or whoever) is? And the classics: “No! Don’t do it!” would be great as well. And she would express that she would kick his ass to save her secret identity…. (And the unmasker might be a woman as well)
Perhaps I will write a little story with Batgirl or Catwoman about it. I’m not really good at writing, but perhaps I’ll give it a try….
Now, enough written, time for some pictures… some guys helped me to get some cool picture-manipulations done, with favorite actresses of mine under the Batman mask that I would prefer. Two of the best pics they made for me are these:
P.S.: Of course the rest of the outfit except the mask is really important as well. For me a (more or less professional made) suit would be great! Such as the one in Birds of Prey, or in some of the great cosplays by fans.
How would your favorite unmasking look like? Feel free to share your thoughts about it!
Hey folks, just wanna share some of my thoughts on the Catwoman in TDKR (The Dark Knight rises). Maybe a little late, but hell, my blog is only 2 days old…
Well, it’s damn…..sexy, that’s for sure! 🙂
And Anne Hathaway looks really stunning in it…
The suit itself seems like a realistic (useable?) outfit for a burglar as catwoman, but…
let’s start at the buttom: The killer overknee-boots are really…unrealistic². Not a good choice for an agile, sneaky burglar. Open, long hair? Well, looks certainly good, but a big weak point in combat, or? And the worst part: The MASK! Damn, I hate these eye masks! It’s not a crappy eye mask like the thousands used in all the crappy superheroines clips (99%) that are floating around in the internet.
1) Masks should create a secret identity!
Eye masks simply don’t provide that…good, Anne Hathaway’s mask covers at least parts of her nose, but nonetheless nearly everybody could ID her without problems.
2) Masks should be sexy!
With her mask there is no sexy mystery…you simply see too much. With a sexy cowl/mask (like the one from Jim Balent’s Catwoman or this one) she could have that sexy secret. And you could perform a nice unmasking struggle/fight 😉
Christopher Nolan always pronounced how important realism is for him.
So he erased Catwoman’s whip… 🙁 He deleted her claws…. 🙁 He didn’t want her to have a classic cat mask with the iconic cat-ears, his idea was that such cat ears would be unrealistic…..? Instead the costume department added these night goggles that look like the cat ears when they are on top of her head. Well I tink the night goggles are of course a useful gadget for a burglar as her, but she could easily have that feature in her cowl/mask.
Next he added these sexy boots with high heels, her open hair, her tiny mask….well, what happened to your drive for realism Mr. Nolan?
No whip, no claws, not cat mask…… but these “practical” burglar boots, open hair and a tiny useless mask…. weird!
<–Here is a catwoman outfit I found on the net. It has a real mask with the cat ears. It covers the face much better (should be enough).
It is much more “realistic”. It has “normal” boots, a useable suit, the whip and maybe even the claws (?). With the right materials and the right actress in it would be sexy as well.
In my opinion a far more fitting costume as the one Mr. Nolan approved.
What do you folks think about it? Feel free to comment the hell out of this post…
*Edit*: But besides that I love Nolans batman movies. Great suff!