Here is the Rumored Batgirl Casting Shortlist – Who Will Play Barbara Gordon?
It was announced back in March that Joss Whedon would be directing, writing, and producing a solo Batgirl film for the DCEU. Unfortunately, while this may be fact, it is the only thing we know about the movie at this time. Nothing else has been brought to light, but it is still very early in development. However, if a recent Reddit post is to be believed, we may now know the Batgirl casting shortlist.
User DCEUThrowaway89 took to Reddit to tell everyone that one of their friends had been contacted by WB in regards to potentially working on concept art for the upcoming superhero flick. They also mention that the studio would like to obtain a lead for San Diego Comic-Con, which takes place July 20-23, in order to make a “surprise announcement on stage during their presentation.” Check out the post below to see the rumored Batgirl casting shortlist:
As with all rumors, there is no telling how much truth this holds until any sort of official announcements are made. It would be understandable to see Katherine Langford at the front of the list considering all of the attention that Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why has been getting since its release back in March, but it would appear that many in the comments section of the post aren’t feeling it. In fact, a popular choice among the small group isn’t even on the list – Mary Elizabeth Winstead(Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, 10 Cloverfield Lane).
With that being said, only time will tell if this rumor proves to be true. Joss Whedon is known for choosing somewhat unknowns for lead roles in his projects, so that might eliminate a good portion of the potential Batgirl casting shortlist. Either way, with the success of Wonder Woman, it will be exciting to see what’s next for a female superhero film in the DCEU. Stay tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers for more on Batgirl and other DC news, such as the following:
- Drake Bell Hints at DC Nightwing Role With Series of Twitter Posts
- Justice League Director Zack Snyder Steps Away From the Film, Joss Whedon to Take Over
- DC Digital Service to Bring Back Young Justice Along With Live-Action Titans Series
What say you, moviegoers? Do you believe there is any truth to this potential Batgirl casting shortlist? Are any of the possible Barbara Gordons named above at the top of your list, or do you have somebody else in mind for the superhero? Sound off in the comments section below, and as always, be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!
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Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.