Madeline Brewer, known for her work on Netflix’s Orange is the New Black and Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, is interested in portraying Barbara Gordon (AKA Batgirl) in the currently-directorless Batman spin-off. She also throws her support behind Roxane Gay, who wrote for Marvel’s World of Wakanda spin-off to their Black Panther comics, as a potential writer for a script.
Gay threw her hat into the ring following the news that Joss Whedon wasn’t satisfied with the story he was developing for the DC Films project, which is something that a studio’s representative suggested they were open to hearing. It didn’t take long for talent to start noticing Gay’s offer, as Brewer threw her support behind Gay’s pitch and stated that she’s interested:
This. Please. Yes. Also, I think I’d make a great batgirl, no prob. 🤘😛
— Madeline Brewer (@madkbrew) February 22, 2018
As it stands, Batgirl is very early in development and there’s not necessarily a solid plan in place for the movie’s story. The studio could look for up-and-coming talent like Brewer or they could look for a more recognizable name like Emma Stone. But in any case, it’s important that the project gets things right, no matter how long this process takes.
Batgirl is in development at DC Films. No release date or director have been selected, but the film is apparently a priority for Warner Brothers and the studio would prefer that a woman directs the film.
All Of Batman’s Sidekicks, Ranked From Worst To Best
Batman may be one of the world’s best superheroes, but not even he does everything alone. The Caped Crusader is a member of superhero teams like the Justice League and the Outsiders, but he also fights with a roster of sidekicks who help him whenever things get tough. He may be sharp on the battlefield, but even this kung fu master needs someone to watch his back occasionally.
In addition to helping him fight and plan battles, these sidekicks all help draw Batman from his inner darkness. Whenever he is left alone, Batman tends to revert back to his depressed, inner-state, and his partners bring him joy. Without Robin, Batman is nothing, and without his whole Bat-Family, Batman couldn’t continue to exist.
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