The New Mutants star Anya Taylor-Joy transforms into the Barbara Gordon version of Batgirl in a new design for a potential project from DC Films and HBO Max.
Batgirl is one of the many projects in the works over at Warner Brothers, with a script being penned by Birds of Prey and The Flash scribe Christina Hodson. While details regarding the Batgirl project are currently being kept under wraps, including if it’s going to take place in an already existing universe or stand apart as its own thing, fans are throwing out names for the role of Barbara Gordon. One of the most popular choices for the role is Anya Taylor-Joy.
Anya Taylor-Joy is no stranger to comic book movies, having played Magik in The New Mutants, which will actually hit HBO Max this weekend. As the Batgirl project starts to take shape, a fan-made concept design that surfaced on Instagram makes a great case for Taylor-Joy as Barbara Gordon for a potential DC Films project on HBO Max. You can check out the artwork below.
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Here is the official synopsis for Anya Taylor-Joy’s The New Mutants:
In this terrifying, action-fueled film based on the MARVEL comic series, five young people who demonstrate special powers are brought to a secret institution to undergo treatments they are told will cure them of the dangers of their powers. Included are Danielle Moonstar aka Mirage (Blu Hunt), who creates illusions from other people’s fears; Rahne Sinclair (Maisie Williams), who transforms into the werewolf Wolfsbane; Sam Guthrie (Charlie Heaton), who, as Cannonball, can fly at jet speeds protected by a force field; Roberto da Costa aka Sunspot (Henry Zaga), who absorbs and channels solar power; and Illyana Rasputin aka Magik (Anya Taylor-Joy). The younger sister of Colossus, Magik becomes encased in armor at will and wields a soulsword that amplifies her multiple superhuman and psychic abilities.
Invited by Dr. Cecilia Reyes (Alice Braga) to share their stories about when their powers first manifested, the five “patients” come to understand that they are in a class of people called mutants, who have historically been marginalized and feared. As they relive their origin stories, their memories seem to turn into terrifying realities. Soon, they question what is real and what isn’t, and it becomes clear that the institution isn’t what it seems. Now the question is — why are they being held captive? And who is trying to destroy them? The tension and horror mount in this white-knuckle thrill ride directed by Josh Boone and co-written by Boone and Knate Lee.
Directed by Josh Boone from a script he co-wrote with Knate Lee, The New Mutants stars Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga, Blu Hunt, and Henry Zaga.
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