Update on Joss Whedon’s ‘Batgirl’ and casting the iconic role

By AI Creative Media

Joss Whedon speaking at Comic-con
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We previously reported that Joss Whedon is making a jump from Marvel to DC and is “nearing a deal to write, direct and produce” a Batgirl movie as part of DC’s Extended Universe. During an interview with Variety at the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 red carpet premiere yesterday, Whedon said he doesn’t want to cast a movie star as ‘Batgirl’.

“I doubt it will be a name,” Whedon said. “I think this is something where you go and find Batgirl and then you cast her. I’m not against movie stars, they’re great, but you need somebody who’s going to be just right. And in situations like this, the name carries a lot of weight so it’s not as critical.”

Batgirl is the alter ego of Barbara Gordon. In the 1960s, she was portrayed by Yvonne Craig in the Batman TV series and then decades later by Alicia Silverstone in Joel Schumacher’s Batman & Robin as a variation of the character, Barbara Wilson, Alfred Pennyworth’s niece. She was also in The Lego Batman Movie as voiced by Rosario Dawson.

Check out the full video interview below for more: