Warner Bros. is currently searching for a talent to portray the next Batgirl. After Alicia Silverstone and Dina Meyer took turns playing the character in Batman & Robin and Birds of Prey, there will be a new face linked to the character of Barbara Gordon.
The next Batgirl, whomever it may be, will lead the HBO Max Original Movie. A Batgirl project was previously mooted by the studio, with Joss Whedon attached to direct and produce but those plans were chucked.
According to the Hollywood dirt sheets, Warner Bros. is testing multiple actors for the role of Barbara Gordon. The names linked to the character include Zoey Deutch, Isabela Merced, Leslie Grace, and Haley Lu Richardson. But of course these are mere rumours at this time.
The Batgirl movie is the latest production from the studio, which is currently tweaking its DC properties. The Suicide Squad directed by James Gunn is the first film that will showcase this new direction. Filming has also begun on The Flash standalone movie with Aquaman 2 set to start production imminently.
But the studio has also begun expanding its presence for the small screen and streaming platform. Peacemaker, a spinoff from The Suicide Squad, featuring John Cena, will also be a HBO Max exclusive. The next Batgirl project though is just one of the many WB projects at the moment as it looks to tweak and expand the DCEU.
Batgirl was also rumoured to have appeared in the standalone Batman movie starring and helmed by Ben Affleck. However with the ‘Snyderverse’ now a thing of the past and the projects canned, it leaves us waiting for this new standalone adventure. Regardless of which talent is picked for the next Batgirl, fans interest will nevertheless be piqued for this one.