One of the most intriguing characters in the world of ‘Batman’ comics has long been Talia Al Ghul, the woman who sometimes is a major villain (as she is the daughter of long-time nemesis Ras Al Ghul) and sometimes a major love interest for Batman, and who ends up being the mother of Batman’s only legitimate son, Damien Wayne, who is the current Robin. She was brought to life on the big screen in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ in a somewhat memorable fashion, and many fans were hoping that she would be brought back in the Ben Affleck solo Batman film, as she is one of the few strong female and ethnic characters that exist in Batman lore. We even have an actress who is extremely interested in playing the part. During a recent interview with Screenrant, Teresa Palmer spoke on her interest in playing the famed Batman love interest/ villain:
“I was going to be her. I think Marion Cotillard played, I don’t know how to pronounce her last name by the way, she played Talia al Ghul in one of the Batmans. I remember thinking, okay well, obviously she’s going to play Talia al Ghul, but if there’s ever an opportunity I would absolutely love it. Put it out there. Can you put it out there for me?”
Sadly, according to Umberto Gonzales over at the Wrap, it seems it was not meant to be:
“Our insider says that neither Talia al Ghul nor her dad will be in The Batman — or any DC film on the horizon.”
It seems DC has enough female power on the horizon with ‘Wonder Woman’ and perhaps does not want to cram too many characters into the solo ‘Batman’ flick, which is understandable for the moment, especially since ‘The Dark Knight’ trilogy focuses so heavily on the Al Ghul family. Still, it would have been nice to have her around if for no other reason than to set up Damien Wayne, who plays arguably the darkest Robin (after Jason Todd of course), who could be the best Robin to fit into the DCEU, as he is not as jokey or comical as the other Robins have been over the years. Are you disappointed to hear we will not be seeing Talia on the big screen? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Source: The Wrap
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