Warner Bros. has discovered its Batgirl in Within the Heights star Leslie Grace, in response 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.
Whereas we don’t know a lot in regards to the story, we do know that this film will concentrate on the Barbara Gordon model of the character quite than any of the opposite Batgirls who’ve taken up the cowl within the comics. Which means 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.
Whereas we don’t know the plot of the movie, we do know a number of the artistic expertise behind the digicam. Batgirl might be directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, the directing duo behind Dangerous Boys for Life. The film might be written by Cristina Hodson, who additionally wrote Bumblebee, Birds of Prey, and the upcoming The Flash.
Based on a variety of experiences, Grace beat out different actresses together with Isabella Merced (Sicario: Day of the Soldado), Zoey Deutch (Zombieland: Double Faucet), and Haley Lu Richardson (Help the Ladies), however in response to Deadline it was her efficiency on this summer season’s musical blockbuster Within the Heights that helped her safe the position.
There’s no phrase but on when Batgirl might be launched, however when it does it must be streaming on HBO Max, quite than making its technique to theaters.