The new Batgirl could arrive from Latin America

The new Batgirl could arrive from Latin America

A film centered on the character of Batichica, in rugged development by Warner Bros. For years, it has finally begun to take shape after the election of its directors, the Moroccans Bilall Fallah Y Adil El Arbi.

The duo, which has been released successfully in 2020 Bad boys forever with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, is chosen by Warner Y DC Entertainment to bring to the screen a new version of Barbara Gordon, the daughter of the Gotham City commissioner who collaborate with Batman in the fight against crime.

As reported by the specialized site The Hollywood Reporter, the film does not yet have its protagonist, but yes a script prepared by Christina Hodson the directors are working on.

Leslie Grace, in addition to being an actress, is a singer and songwriter. Photo IG Leslie Grace

The Latin connection

However, the actresses Leslie Grace, of Dominican origin, and Isabela Merced, of Peruvian origin, are among the options that the studio is considering to give life to the superhero Batgirl in a new film.

According to an exclusive published this Monday by the magazine Deadline, both actresses are participating in the selection process for the role, before which they also sound Zoey Deutch (vampire academy) y Haley Lu Richardson (My life at seventeen).

Leslie Grace is a 26-year-old singer-songwriter. In 2009, he released his first studio album. In 2013 she was nominated in the annual award of the Latin Grammy Awards, but finally got the award for Tropical Female Artist of the Year

In 2019 it was announced that she would play Nina Rosario in the film adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda, In the Heights.

Isabela Merced was cast as Izabella in "Transformers: The Last Knight."  Photo IG Isabela Merced

Isabela Merced was cast as Izabella in “Transformers: The Last Knight.” Photo IG Isabela Merced

Meanwhile, Isabela Merced (class 2001) was chosen to play Isabella on Transformers: The Last Knight for Michael Bay, among other productions.

At age ten, Isabela did her Broadway debut in a setting of the musical Avoid in which he sang in Spanish with Ricky Martin and showed off his Latino heritage.

A project with antecedents

The Batichica project was in the hands of Joss Whedon, scriptwriter and director responsible for the first films of the Avengers, now disgraced after complaints for his aggressive behavior and despotic in the recording of The Justice League. However, Whedon abandoned his plans in March 2018 and so far it seemed like the movie would never get off the ground.

Barbara Gordon is not alone Batgirl of comics and their adaptations for the small and big screen, although it is the most popular.

A classic gesture from Yvonne Craig, who brought the most famous Batgirl to life.  Photo Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc via AP

A classic gesture from Yvonne Craig, who brought the most famous Batgirl to life. Photo Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc via AP

On the 1960s Batman TV series, starring Adam West, the character was embodied by Yvonne Craig, while in the movie of Joel Schumacher Batman & Robin (1997), the actress who donned the superhero costume was a very young Alicia Silverstone.

The new movie, which will try to capitalize on the popularity of other tapes recent DC movies starring female comic book characters like Wonder Woman 1984 and Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of a Harley Quinn “, is developed with the aim of premiering on the platform HBO Max.

Sources Telam and EFE

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