Today has been a huge day for DC fans all over the world. Not only do we now know that a Batgirl movie is in development at Warner Bros., but the studio is also in talks to bring nerd god Joss Whedon on board to write, direct and produce the project. Bringing Barbara Gordon into the DCEU opens up a number of avenues for storytelling in future DC movies, but now seems like the perfect time for the studio to start taking the idea of a film based on Alan Moore's The Killing Joke much more seriously.

It doesn't matter if it's the story of the next Batman movie, the Nightwing movie or even the newly announced Batgirl movie; The Killing Joke needs to be adapted to the silver screen as soon as possible. To make sense of why that story is so vital to the future of the DCEU, we have taken it upon ourselves to compile a list of reasons why it's so fundamental to the The Bat Family and the greater DC universe as a whole. We have quite a few arguments to get to, so let's get started with the fact that an adaptation of The Killing Joke could easily pave the way for David Ayer's Gotham City Sirens.

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It Can Introduce Oracle For Gotham City Sirens

With a Batgirl movie and a Gotham City Sirens movie both on the way, it stands to reason that the DCEU will want to introduce the Oracle version of Barbara Gordon at some point. After all, with characters like Huntress and Black Canary acting as the muscle for the Birds of Prey team in Sirens, someone will need to be the brains of the operation when they go up against Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy and Catwoman. While Batgirl is already an icon in the realm of DC Comics, Oracle has arguably become an even more famous and iconic hero for her strong and empowered depiction of the disabled community. If the Batgirl solo movie is going to give us a version of Babs who can kick some serious ass as a street level vigilante, then an adaptation of The Killing Joke could pave the way for her to become the tactical and tech-savvy hero that all know and love.

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