DC Selects “Graceful” Actress for Batgirl.

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After many screen tests, DC has selected “In the Heights” actress Leslie Grace to play Batgirl! Grace, who is also a singer-songwriter, will be playing Barbara Gordon, daughter of Commissioner Jim Gordon.

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This will be the first time Batgirl has been played by a Latina in a live-action adaption.  Latina actress Rosario Dawson voiced Batgirl/Barbara Gordon in The Lego Batman Movie and has voiced Wonder Woman several times, most recently in Space Jam: A New Legacy.

Bad Boys for Life directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah will be taking over from Joss Whedon as directors for the Batgirl film. This film will be exclusive to HBO Max! This seems like a bold choice, especially after the showing and numbers for Marvel’s Black Widow.

What do you think about DC’s newest Batgirl? Who did you have in mind? Share your thoughts in the comments and online.

We’ll end this article with my favorite song by Leslie Grace.


About Yali Perez

When she's not writing about anime for Funimation, pop culture for Fandom Spotlite, sharing emotional editorials on Renegade Media, or talking about makeup on the YMUB Podcast, she is a single mom to the coolest kid in the world. In Yali's free time she likes to bake, exercise, watch Korean Variety shows, and read cheesy erotica. Yali's goal as a writer is to share her nontraditional and colorful view of the world with readers everywhere.

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