Leslie Grace named star of DC’s feature film bat girl.
Grace, most recently known for her role in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s in the heights, defeated a range of other young actors for the part.
It was confirmed earlier this week time limit Talents like Isabella Merced, Zoey Deutch and Haley Lou Richardson were also in talks for starring roles.
Grace took to social media to share her reaction to the news. “I’m excited to have your Batgirl Barbara Gordon on board!” She tweeted. “I can’t believe what I’m writing…Thanks DC for welcoming me to the family! I’m ready to give what I have!”
I’m excited to have Barbara Gordon join you #bat girl ! I can’t believe what I’m writing… Thanks DC for welcoming me to the family! I am ready to give what I have! https://t.co/muq9GuVVk6
— Leslie Grace (@lesliegrace) 21 July 2021
The plot details of the film have been kept secret. However, it has been confirmed that Batgirl’s true identity will be Betty Gordon, daughter of Gotham’s Commissioner Gordon.
bad boys for Life Filmmakers Adil El Arabi and Bilal Falah will direct the film. During this, birds of prey and Bumble-bee Screenwriter Christina Hodgson is on board for the script.
bat girl This will mark one of the first major DC and Warner Bros. projects to debut exclusively on HBO Max.
Elsewhere in the DC Extended Universe, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has shared a new image of himself in costume as Black Adam.
Actor set to play DC anti-hero in the title Shazam! The spinoff film, due to premiere in 2022.
“This image of Black Adam from behind gives you a tactile sense of the full scale and size of our film,” he wrote in the caption.
“You also see a slightly intricate and beautifully textured detail of Black Adam’s body suit. (This isn’t your typical DC or Marvel padded muscle suit)”
He continued: “And at the end you get a glimpse of the vast and apt destruction. As we all know, superheroes have a code of justice and they don’t kill the bad guys.
“But, Black does Adam. The hierarchy of power in DC UNIVERSE is changing. Anti-hero. Man in Black. Defender of his people.”