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Zoey Deutch, Isabella Merced, Leslie Grace and Haley Lu Richardson eyed for Batgirl movie

While post-production work continues on Warner Bros.’ The Batman, starring Robert Pattinson, the studio is putting together their next DCEU movie, Batgirl.

The casting process is under way, with actresses such as Zoey Deutch, Isabella Merced and Leslie Grace expected to test for the role, via Deadline.

The site also mentioned Haley Lu Richardson as a name being discussed, though it’s possible she may have backed out before the testing process started.

Batgirl casting: The casting process is under way, with actresses such as Zoey Deutch, Isabella Merced and Leslie Grace expected to test for the role, via Deadline 

Casting: While post-production work continues on Warner Bros.' The Batman, starring Robert Pattinson, the studio is putting together their next DCEU movie, Batgirl

Casting: While post-production work continues on Warner Bros.’ The Batman, starring Robert Pattinson, the studio is putting together their next DCEU movie, Batgirl

Warner Bros. is in the midst of firming up the testing deals for these and other actresses, though some have already passed.

The movie will follow Barbara Gordon, the daughter of Gotham City police commissioner James Gordon, who becomes a costumed superhero.

The character was first introduced in 1961, created by Bill Finger and Sheldon Moldoff, initially named Betty Kane.

Hero: The movie will follow Barbara Gordon, the daughter of Gotham City police commissioner James Gordon, who becomes a costumed superhero

Hero: The movie will follow Barbara Gordon, the daughter of Gotham City police commissioner James Gordon, who becomes a costumed superhero

The most iconic version of the character, Barbara Gordon, was introduced in 1967, created by Gardner Fox and Carmine Infantino, at the request of Batman TV series producer William Dozier, who wanted a character that could be introduced in the comics and the TV series simultaneously.

Yvonne Craig played Batgirl in the third and final season of the original Batman TV series, with Alicia Silverstone last portraying her in the 1997 film Batman & Robin.

Bad Boys For Life filmmakers Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah will direct from a script by Christina Hodson (Bumblebee), which was praised by producer Kristin Burr (Cruella) back in May.

Alicia's costume: Yvonne Craig played Batgirl in the third and final season of the original Batman TV series, with Alicia Silverstone last portraying her in the 1997 film Batman & Robin

Alicia’s costume: Yvonne Craig played Batgirl in the third and final season of the original Batman TV series, with Alicia Silverstone last portraying her in the 1997 film Batman & Robin

‘With Batgirl, we hope to take the audience on a fun ride and see a different side of Gotham,’ Burr said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.

‘Christina’s script is crackling with spirit. Adil and Bilall have an excited and joyous energy, which is infectious, making them the perfect filmmakers for this Batproject. And I’m just psyched I get to be part of the DC universe, which is super cool,’ she added.

It was also revealed in May that this Batgirl project will debut exclusively on HBO Max, making it one of the biggest DCEU properties to debut on the streamer.

Fun ride: 'With Batgirl, we hope to take the audience on a fun ride and see a different side of Gotham,' Burr said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter

Fun ride: ‘With Batgirl, we hope to take the audience on a fun ride and see a different side of Gotham,’ Burr said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter

Deutch has The Outfit in post-production, slated for release in 2022, starring alongside Dylan O’Brien and Mark Rylance.

Merced stars alongside Jason Momoa in the upcoming Netflix movie Sweet Girl, which debuts on August 20.

Grace is coming off her feature film debut in the Warner Bros. musical In the Heights. 

Coming soon: Deutch has The Outfit in post-production, slated for release in 2022, starring alongside Dylan O'Brien and Mark Rylance

Coming soon: Deutch has The Outfit in post-production, slated for release in 2022, starring alongside Dylan O’Brien and Mark Rylance

Coming soon: Merced stars alongside Jason Momoa in the upcoming Netflix movie Sweet Girl, which debuts on August 20

Coming soon: Merced stars alongside Jason Momoa in the upcoming Netflix movie Sweet Girl, which debuts on August 20

Debut: Grace is coming off her feature film debut in the Warner Bros. musical In the Heights

Debut: Grace is coming off her feature film debut in the Warner Bros. musical In the Heights


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