The new Batgirl has been found. According to reports, the star Leslie Grace in “Highland” was selected to star in Barbara Gordon/Batgirl, and the film is currently being produced for the streaming platform HBO Max In the independent DC movie. Grace was one of the two final contenders-along with the five-foot star Hayley Road Richardson-from the four-man shortlist announced earlier this week: Isabella Merced ( Dora and the Lost Golden City) and Zoe Dach (Vampire Academy) are the other two.Grace’s casting gives Batgirl A face, following the behind-the-scenes recruitment of the past few years.

Deadline brings Grace’s casting BatgirlPeople familiar with the matter told the publication that Warner Bros. and DC Films decided to hire the 26-year-old New York native after her audition. Her breakthrough performance in the aforementioned musical “In the Highlands” supported this decision — it premiered on HBO Max and in cinemas (outside India) in June — and was also a work by Warner Bros. Neither studio made any comments.

In the DC comic books, Barbara Gordon is introduced in the 1967 Detective Comic #359 as the daughter of the superhero Batgirl and Gotham City Police Chief James Gordon.Batgirl made her debut on TV at the same time in the reality show that was going on at the time Batman series. Since then, Barbara has a long history on comic book pages, even after the Joker’s spinal injury caused her to sit in a wheelchair, she even gained a second self as a computer expert and technical consultant Oracle. Her paralysis (and eventually regaining mobility) has been a topic of much debate.

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Batgirl It’s been a while. In 2017, Jose Weiden (“The Avengers”) was initially hired to write and direct a DC movie, which was designed for theaters at the time. But after Wheaton left the project, Batgirl Entered into various dilemmas. In 2019, Christina Hodson was appointed as a writer after her success bumblebee And the script she provided for DC’s eponymous “Birds of Prey”. Batgirl In May of this year, when Adil El Arbi and Billall Fallah (Bad Boys for Life) were hired as directors, they switched to the HBO Max project. Christine Burr (Crura) Is set as producer Batgirl.

Warner Bros’ goal is a release date of 2022/2023 BatgirlBefore that, DC Films has a lot to do.James Gunn’s soft reboot “Suicide Squad” will be released on August 6 (premiere in cinemas and HBO Max), and then the Dark Knight led by Robert Pattinson will restart Batman in March 2022, Dashiqiang Antihero starring Mori Black adam Independence in July 2022 flash With Ezra Miller, Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton in November 2022, and “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” led by Jason Momoa in December 2022. And Shazan! The Wrath of the Gods in June 2023.

Movies around DC characters, such as Blue Beetle (in collaboration with Angel Manuel Soto and HBO Max), Green Lantern, Hourman (from writers Gavin James and Neil Widener), Plastic Woman (from writer Cat Vasko), Static Shock (from writer Randy) McKinnon), Supergirl (led by Sasha Calle), Superman (from writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and producer JJ Abrams) and Zatanna (from writer Emerald Fennell) are said to be at different stages of development. Finally, Gail Gadot and Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 3 is also in production.

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Leslie Grace Batgirl It is scheduled to premiere on HBO Max in 2022/2023.