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March 31 2017

Who should play Batgirl for Joss Whedon? Let the casting articles begin.

Lindsay Morgan has already been mentioned as a leading candidate for the role.

I like Lindsay Morgan (though I've only seen her on the first season of the 100). But how old is Batgirl supposed to be? I don't read comics & assumed she was a teenager.

She began as a teenager, more or less the same age as Dick Grayson, the first Robin. Barbara is well into her twenties now in current continuity.

[ edited by Dean on 2017-03-31 16:05 ]

She's going to be an unknown, probably a teenager, or close to it.

Raven is my favourite character in The 100, so it'd be amazing to see Lindsay get the role.

Madelaine Petsch or Ruth Negga.

Was just coming on here to say Ruth Negga.

Isn't Batgirl supposed to be about 18 years old? How could somebody like Ruth get that role?

Depends if it's going to be an origin story or not. Her age will vary as to what stage in her career she's in. An origin story would be problematic, I think. You'd just about have to include the entire Bat-family at some point. If it's years later and she's well established as Batgirl already, it will be much easier to make this a solo film instead of an ensemble. Plus, her ongoing PTSD after being crippled by the Joker as well as overcoming the physical damage he inflicted upon her has tremendous backstory potential.

[ edited by Dean on 2017-03-31 18:09 ]

[ edited by Dean on 2017-03-31 18:13 ]

Cara Delevingne. But she seems pretty busy per IMDB.

Alia Shawkat.

Barbara's a redhead, yes? I'd go with Molly Quinn.

Ksenia Solo? Hrrrm?

Hailee Steinfeld, maybe?

Its based on the new 52 version so I _think_ shes mid 20s?

Saoirse Ronan

@mutt999 she's already in DCEU though, as Enchantress. I like to forget that Suicide Squad exists, but it does lol

Sir Patrick Stewart

Priyanka Chopra!

Someone had to say it. Shocked that no one beat me to it.

Oh, I have to agree with Ksenia Solo. The other person who comes to mind now for me is Ellen Page.

Amara Karan. Played Rita in the God Complex episode of Doctor Who, and she was great.

I haven't read any of the 'New 52' comics and more or less only know the character from the Yvonne-Craig- and Alicia-Silverstone-incarnations. So I don't really know who might be a good fit, and I also don't know who might be able to carry a 500m+ endeavour. However, after failing to come up with even a single name during the first 24 hours I finally remembered someone, who kinda looks the part, is of acceptable age (though it might be problematic to start a franchise with her if you want to keep the character rather young. She'll be close to forty by the time a third movie would roll out) and - most importantly - won me over with her portrayals on several occasions. And that's Deborah Ann Woll.

If it's an older, battered Babs (which afaik industry rumors seem to indicate) then my placeholder person would be Summer Glau. Because that would be beyond awesome - in many different ways.

If it's younger they're going for (which I seriously doubt given the older character trend going on in the DCCU right now) I'd love to see someone like Ksenia Solo, although I'd be very surprised to actually see it given that she actually isn't all that young (Summer Glau, Ksenia Solo, Amy Acker - former pre-professional/professional ballet dancers tend to have all the luck when it comes to not looking your age. It helps make up for the arthritis.)

When Batgirl was first-first introduced, she was at least 21, since she was already working in t he Gotham Public Library, at which time Richard Grayson was about 14, given his height. Some years later when they teamed up, he was 19 and she was 26, shades of Kirk Cameron. Then again, anything from that far back in DC history has not merely changed, but is automatically wrong for current DC on general principles.

When Batgirl was first-first introduced, she was at least 21, since she was already working in t he Gotham Public Library, at which time Richard Grayson was about 14, given his height. Some years later when they teamed up, he was 19 and she was 26, shades of Kirk Cameron. Then again, anything from that far back in DC history has not merely changed, but is automatically wrong for current DC on general principles.


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