An omission in Peter Tomasi's Batman & Robin sparked some ire earlier this year. When Bruce crashed on the couch with Alfred and three Robins to watch a Zorro flick, he remarked that the "whole family" was finally in once place for a pleasant evening. While the exclusion of Barbara Gordon and Stephanie Brown has it's explanations, many fans were more than frustrated that the middle Batgirl Cassandra Cain remains M.I.A., with few clues or consideration to her absence in any of the Bat books. She was also noticeably missing from a recent Birds of Prey story line which reunited a vast number of her female peers.
But during a panel at Chicago's C2E2, we received confirmation from Batman: Gates of Gotham writer Scott Snyder that Cassandra will turn up in the mini-series. Comments also lead us to believe that her role is more than just a mere cameo.
"When a mystery as old as Gotham City itself surfaces, Batman assembles a team of his greatest detectives – including Red Robin, Owlman, I-Ching and others – to investigate this startling new enigma. As clues are discovered and the mystery deepens, Batman’s team soon finds itself on a journey that explores different eras in Gotham’s history and touches upon notable Gotham families including the Waynes, Kanes, and Elliotts.
This miniseries spins out of recent events in the Batman titles and sets the stage for several exciting storylines in 2011. Additionally, this limited series touches upon mysterious story elements introduced in Grant Morrison’s RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE. Featuring many exciting Batman Family guest stars!"
If there's room enough in the world for an international network of Batmen, there's room enough in Gotham for two Batgirls.
Reached for comment, Cassandra just made a face.
Because she doesn't talk much.