So… Bleeding Cool posted this page from Batwing: Futures End #1, pointing out how the woman speaking may or may not be Cassandra Cain. However, I can’t see this going over well, as the only possibilities I can think of are all pretty bad.
1. Say that is Cassandra. Why does she look blonde? Did they whitewash her?
2. As Rich Johnston pointed out, the blonde hair and the purple color scheme could make her Stephanie Brown. However, if it is, why would it be her? If she’s supposed to be Batgirl her, why does her costume resemble the Black Bat costume? Cassandra and Stephanie have different post-Batgirl identities, and Stephanie would be Knightwing. If this is what Stephanie will be like in the future, assuming she becomes something after Batgirl, why would they make her Black Bat? That’s just taking Cassandra’s codename and slapping it onto Stephanie, as though, because they were both Batgirls, they might as well share other codenames.
3. That is someone else entirely. If you were going to bother to include someone wearing a costume designed like Cassandra, why not just use Cassandra?
They could’ve been approved to use Cass and then changed their mind, therefore calling for a recolor (albeit, a very lazy one). It happened with Smallville’s Nightwing. They might’ve tried to push it off as Steph.
Whatever it is, it’s bad and it’s obvious. But not surprising, because we all know that DC cannot handle bat females.