The search has begun for the latest in DC’s universe of superheroes … or at least, one of DC’s universe of superheroes — there seems to be a few now. Matt Reeves’ “The Batman,” with Robert Pattinson, is over eight months away, but the team behind “Batgirl” is already making big moves.
It seems that plenty of young talent is lining up to screen test for the role of “Batgirl.” Some names who have been in talks surrounding the role include Zoey Deutch, Leslie Grace and Isabella Merced. Haley Lu Richardson was also rumored to be trying for the role, but it is unclear if she is still in the running.
Batgirl is typically the alter-ego of Barbara Gordon, the daughter of Commissioner Gordon. Whether she will be the daughter of J.K. Simmons’ Gordon, Jeffrey Wright’s Gordon or an entirely new one is unclear. Kristin Burr, the film’s producer, hinted that “Batgirl” will be, “part of the DC universe.” However, given that there are more than three separate “universes” among DC’s superhero properties, it is unclear what this will mean for the film.
The film will be helmed by the directors of “Bad Boys for Life,” Bilall Fallah and Adil El Arbi. After years of development turmoil, including an abandoned script from Joss Whedon, Christina Hodson (“Birds of Prey”) is finally confirmed to be penning the script.
The film is set to release sometime between 2022-2023. It will reportedly skip a theatrical release and go straight to HBO Max. For now, fans can enjoy the “Batwoman” series (pictured above) on the CW.