Joss Whedon doesn't want A-lister for Batgirl

Ausiliatrice Cristiano
Aprile 21, 2017

Joss Whedon doesn't want to cast a "movie star" to play Batgirl.

We're guessing that Batgirl is a while off yet though, and of course DC and Warner Bros. have a ton of stand-alone movies and Justice League films to come before then.

"I have so many things to say about her, I'm very excited to see a girl in the cowl", Whedon said to start. "I'm not against movie stars, they're great, but you need somebody who's going to be just right", he said. I'm creating this character.

"I doubt it will be a name".

Whedon also lets it be known he doesn't have a particular name in mind for Batgirl and that the role will go through the casting process. Last spring at the Tribeca Film Festival, in a conversation with Hulk star Mark Ruffalo, Whedon made a public apology of sorts, saying his remarks were "a disservice to the movie, the studio and myself" and told Deadline he wasn't against working with Marvel again. Whedon isn't against giving the Batgirl role to someone who'd pull in audiences just on name recognition alone. Besides, he states, the name of Batgirl carries a lot of weight on its own and there is no reason to try and bolster that with an extremely famous actress.

Whedon is asked about the potential for Batgirl to be someone famous.

It's confirmed that Whedon's Batgirl movie will be part of the ever-evolving DC Extended Universe that includes the upcoming Wonder Woman, Justice League, Aquaman and The Batman solo film, as well as another female-centric entry in David Ayer's Gotham City Sirens. The DCEU has been struggling to find its footing to say the least, and some of that could be attributed to its tendency to cast big-name actors in iconic roles - making it hard for audiences to forget the star for the character. If it's good enough for Whedon, it'll nearly certainly be good enough for us.

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