Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings was just released into theaters with resounding success, and on top of that, Disney+'s What If...? is currently airing—Marvel fans have a lot of content to contend with; it can be easy to forget about them after they pass through.
For example, it's hard to believe that Loki only finished a few months ago yet Tom Hiddleston has been sparse on many screens across the world.
The show made a huge impact, far larger than what many predicted. The world was introduced to the concept of Variants, timelines, the multiverse, and Kang the Conqueror; it set up Phase 4 in major ways.
Marvel's streaming ventures have worked out well for them, and it's something that Warner Bros. wants in on. One of the biggest projects that the studio has in store for HBO Max is the upcoming Batgirl movie, a character whose spotlight is long overdue.
The film is a way out, but progress is being made; the film has found its composer in none other than the brilliant Natalie Holt, who was easily one of the best elements of Loki.
Loki's Composer Finds a New Home
Loki composer Natalie Holt posted to her Twitter, revealing that her next project will be DC's upcoming Batgirl HBO Max film:
"Oh I’m allowed to say now, next up..
The plot of the film is not known, but actor Leslie Grace will be stepping into the iconic role, and J.K. Simmons will be returning as Commissioner James Gordon.
Holt Headed Off to DC
The information on Batgirl is extremely slim, but it's great to know right out of the gate that its score will be excellent. Notable soundtracks for projects these days can be a rare thing and to have had Holt's work stick out so much is a feat in itself.
While Marvel has an insane output these days, Warner Bros. is trying to keep up, and its next few years will be busier than normal. Next year alone brings The Batman, Black Adam, The Flash, and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom—fans better strap themselves in.
The studio is clearly trying to bring aboard great talent to try and shift its middling success to greener pastures, as evidenced by Holt's attachment to Batgirl. After all of the Justice League and Zack Snyder debacles, Warner Bros. probably wants to distance itself from that image as quickly as possible.
James Gunn's The Suicide Squad was a fantastic step forward. It's just a shame that it was released into the landscape it was. At least their partnership is still going strong with Peacemaker on HBO Max right around the corner.