Leslie Grace confirms that she is the new Batgirl for HBO Max's upcoming movie.
The Latinas are taking over the DCEU. Following the casting of Sasha Calle as the first Latina Supergirl, we now have news that Leslie Grace has been cast as the first Latina Batgirl.
The actresses who were up for the role of the DCEU's Barbara Gordon were Isabella Merced, Zoey Deutch, Leslie Grace, and Haley Lu Richardson.
But it is now confirmed that Leslie Grace blew the competition away.
Grace confirmed the news on her Twitter account, posting a report from The Hollywood Reporter with the caption:
I am BEYOND EXCITED to embody Barbara Gordon, your #Batgirl ! I cannot believeeee what I’m writing rn… THANK YOU DC for welcoming to the family! I’m ready to give her all I’ve got!
I am BEYOND EXCITED to embody Barbara Gordon, your #Batgirl ! I cannot believeeee what I’m writing rn… THANK YOU DC for welcoming to the family! I’m ready to give her all I’ve got! 🦇💜✨ https://t.co/muq9GuVVk6— Leslie Grace (@lesliegrace) July 21, 2021
Leslie Grace is a Dominican-American actress and she is most known for her role in the film In the Heights. She will be playing Barbara Gordon in the upcoming HBO Max film.
We can also expect Commissioner Gordon to be Latin-American as he is Barbara Gordon's dad. At this rate, it's only a matter of time before we get a Mexican Batman, a Colombian Superman, and a Costa Rican Joker.
It's also interesting to note that this Batgirl movie may not be in the same universe as the Justice League film as Commissioner Gordon is played by JK Simmons. Jeffrey Wright from Robert Pattinson's The Batman may possibly reprise his role as Commissioner Gordon in the Batgirl movie but nothing has been confirmed.
The Batgirl flick will only be released on HBO Max and will not make its way to theaters.
Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah will be directing based on a script by Christina Hodson, with Kristin Burr producing.