Warner Bros. has discovered its Batgirl in In the Heights star Leslie Grace, according to a report from Deadline. The 26 year-old actress will painting Barbara Gordon and her superhero alter-ego within the upcoming movie for HBO Max.
While we don’t know a lot concerning the story, we do know that this film will concentrate on the Barbara Gordon model of the character relatively than any of the opposite Batgirls who’ve taken up the cowl within the comics. This implies that Batgirl would be the daughter (or niece, relying on which a part of continuity you’re drawing from) of police commissioner Jim Gordon, who has not but been solid on this film. Gordon final appeared in a DC Comics film as performed by J.Ok. Simmons in Justice League and is being performed by Jeffrey Wright within the upcoming The Batman.
While we don’t know the plot of the movie, we do know a number of the inventive expertise behind the digital camera. Batgirl will probably be directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, the directing duo behind Bad Boys for Life. The film will probably be written by Cristina Hodson, who additionally wrote Bumblebee, Birds of Prey, and the upcoming The Flash.
According to a number of reports, Grace beat out different actresses together with Isabella Merced (Sicario: Day of the Soldado), Zoey Deutch (Zombieland: Double Tap), and Haley Lu Richardson (Support the Girls), however in line with Deadline it was her efficiency on this summer time’s musical blockbuster In the Heights that helped her safe the function.
There’s no phrase but on when Batgirl will probably be launched, however when it does it must be streaming on HBO Max, relatively than making its method to theaters.