Batgirl: Isabela Merced and Zoey Deutch among the candidates to play Barbara Gordon in her film

One of the most anticipated projects at DC Films is the Batgirl film, that character that has long been discussed but has not had the opportunity to make the leap to the big screen with a live action incarnation. Through Deadline it is reported that the film is in advanced stages of pre-production and Warner Bros. will begin this week with the tests to choose Barbara Gordon; in fact, she already has an extensive roster of applicants who are sure to give their all to get the part.

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Barbara Gordon, daughter of Commissioner Gordon, is a superhero widely associated with the Batfamily. She took on the role of Batgirl to help Bruce Wayne fight crime in Gotham City, spawning numerous stories under her name. In later comics she is seriously injured by the Joker, who shoots her in the spine and leaves her in a wheelchair. But Barbara’s will is stronger and she takes the identity of Oracle, a genius in computer science and deduction who advises Batman on intelligence and information tasks.

The Deadline report handles four actresses who could get the role of Barbara in the future: Isabela Merced, Zoey Deutch, Leslie Grace and Haley Lu Richardson, although the latter is said to have already been discarded by Warner Bros. Of course Warner Bros. has not released official information in this regard, so we will have to wait for the development of events to have clear accounts. The Batgirl movie is highly anticipated by fans, although its connection to either the DCEU and the new Batman story is still in question.

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Isabela Merced is known for her performances in Dora and the Lost City – 86%, Transformers: The Last Knight – 15% and Hitman 2: Day of the Soldier – 73%; to Zoey deutch We have seen it in Vampire Academy – 13%, How to Get Out of Buffalo –

75% and Ben Platt: Live from Radio City Music Hall – 100%. The path for Batgirl in DC Films is uncertain but we hope that Warner Bros. knows how to handle it in the ideal way and that the chosen actress is very up to the role of the character, it is the least that one of the superheroines associated with the Dark Knight deserves. .

The Batgirl movie will be an HBO Max exclusive, marking this project as one of many that Warner and DC will send to streaming; The foregoing could get the cinema chains out of their minds, but in these uncertain times, studios are handling their material in the way that seems most convenient to them. The film will be directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, and will be based on the script by Christina Hodson, who previously worked for DC Films on Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of a Harley Quinn – 75%. At the moment no details about the plot have been published, much less any tentative release date.

Meanwhile, Warner Bros. continues to shape new films in the DCEU. The one that is currently on everyone’s lips is The Flash, which is being filmed in the United Kingdom and that in recent days has surprised us with some photos from the set that allow us to see the most representative elements of Batman … from Michael Keaton’s version, as we remember that he will be back. The film has a theatrical release scheduled for November 4, 2022, and there are not a few fans who trust the story’s ability to fix the DCEU’s errors and open up a completely solid new story path.

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