At the premiere for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Joss Whedon spoke a bit about his upcoming Batgirl film. When asked about ideas for casting the roll, Whedon revealed he’ll likely be going for an unknown.
“What I’m looking for in a Batgirl is probably somebody new, somebody who is willing to go the distance. It is going to be hard. I want somebody who’s going to get in the trenches with me.”
Looks like Whedon really wants to dive in deep with this character and put everything he’s got into the Batgirl film. And in regards to fans trying to campaign their favorite red-headed actresses, Whedon doesn’t care much about what the actress looks like.
“I know what she looks like in the comic books. We’ll deviate if the right person is different. We haven’t even begun the conversation, but it’s about the spirit she exudes, not exactly what she looks like.”
When asked about an Alicia Silverstone cameo, Whedon said he’s not thinking about Batgirl easter eggs yet.
“It hasn’t crossed my mind,” said the director. “I’m not against it, but I’m not looking for Easter eggs – I’m still trying to write a movie!”
So far I like what I’m hearing. I’m sure Whedon will do a great job with the film, and I can’t wait to see the bat family on screen.
Source: USA Today