Warner Bros. has discovered its Batgirl in Within the Heights star Leslie Grace, in line with 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 deal with the Barbara Gordon model of the character moderately than any of the opposite Batgirls who’ve taken up the cowl within the comics. Which means 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.Okay. 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 among the artistic expertise behind the digital camera. 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.
In response to numerous studies, Grace beat out different actresses together with Isabella Merced (Sicario: Day of the Soldado), Zoey Deutch (Zombieland: Double Faucet), and Haley Lu Richardson (Assist the Ladies), however in line with 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 needs to be streaming on HBO Max, moderately than making its approach to theaters.