Despite what many fans might think, Joss Whedon’s Batgirl is still currently in development at Warner Bros. Now, Pitch Perfect 3‘s Hailee Steinfeld has revealed that she would love to play Batgirl in the DCEU.
During a recent interview with MTV International, Steinfeld, who is also in the upcoming Transformers spin-off Bumblebee movie, was asked about the possibility of her being up for the role of Barbara Gordon. She was flattered and shyly replied:
“Thank you! I’m not going to lie, that’s kind of what I was thinking. But I didn’t know what to say. I would love that.”
Similar to Robin, Batgirl is one of Batman’s many sidekicks who fights alongside the Caped Crusader for justice. There have been several different Batgirls over the years, starting with Betty Kane. The most well-recognised Batgirl is Barbara Gordon, daughter (or sometimes niece) of Commissioner Gordon. She later became Oracle, after the Joker paralysed her during The Killing Joke. While it’s hard to tell which direction Whedon will take with the on-screen version of the character, there are certain things that are a given when it comes to casting Batgirl: she has to be strong and be able to pull off the physical requirements of the character, she has to be able to act, and look the part.
Of course, Hailee Steinfeld joins a long list of actresses who are interested in the part. Ever since it was announced that a Batgirl movie was on the table, the question of who will land the role of Barbara Gordon has been hotly contested.