Actress Hailee Steinfeld has expressed interest in playing the title role of Barbara Gordon in Warner Bros. and DC Films’ upcoming female superhero film Batgirl. Whether she may or may not land up with the role depends on director Joss Whedon who once mentioned about casting an unknown actor in the title role.
DC Extended Universe’s Batgirl is in development just like many other films of Warner Bros. including Shazam and Justice League Dark. However, reports have indicated that the studio will soon begin shooting for Batgirl and Justice League Dark. In fact, DC Film producer Deborah Snyder even mentioned that Batgirl will be DC’s next solo female movie. As expected, everybody involved have begun to throw in their cast suggestions.
During a recent interview with MTV International, the Pitch Perfect star was asked about her opinion on the possibility of being cast to play Barbara Gordon in Batgirl. Steinfield seemed flattered and said that she would love to essay the role of Barbara Gordon.
While she initially seemed reluctant to give away the role that she would like to play, she instantly took it up when the interviewer suggested Batgirl. She responded, “Not going to lie, that’s kind of what I was thinking, but I didn’t know what to say. I would love that.” Along with Hailee Steinfeld, the video also featured Pitch Perfect 3 co-star Rebel Wilson. Wilson too expressed her desire to act in a superhero movie and mentioned Valiant’s Faith. However, she declined from saying which character she would like to portray.
Time will tell us if Steinfield will indeed bag the role. However, director Joss Whedon might have other plans. Back in April this year, Whedon had talked about casting an unknown actor as Batgirl. He had said, “I doubt it’ll be ‘a name.’ I think this is somewhere where you’ll go an 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.”
Steinfield is not an unknown actor in any manner since she was not only nominated for an Academy Award for her role as Mattie Ross in 2010’s True Grit, she will also be seen as Charlie Watson in Transformers spin-off Bumblebee: The Movie.
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Check out the interview of Steinfield below:
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