Avengers: Endgame’s Karen Gillan recently stated that she wants to play and direct in a Batgirl film.
While promoting the sequel of 2017’s Jumanji, Guardians Of The Galaxy star Karen Gillan was asked which comic book character she would play and Gillian told Brazil’s Omelete, “Batgirl would be pretty cool! Yes, she’s a redhead.”
If she could direct any comic book movie, Batgirl would also be her top choice. “Batgirl would be cool for that as well! My favorite films in that world are dark, and my favorite one is Dark Knight,” she explained. “I just love the way that was directed so much so I would love to work in that kind of world as the director.”
Gillan has only one director’s credit to her name which is 2018’s The Party’s Just Beginning which received mixed reviews from audiences.
Avengers (2012) director Joss Wheadon was once attached to write/direct a Batgirl film but unfortunately, it has been through development hell and he exited the movie in 2018.
Alicia Silverstone portrayed Barbara Wilson in 1997’s Batman & Robin and, in the comics, the character is known as Barbara Gordon, the daughter of Police Commissioner Jim Gordon.
There have been rumors of Daisy Ridley and 13 Reasons Why star Katherine Langford being eyed for Barbara Gordon, but it’s safe to guess that Warner Bros is waiting to see if Birds Of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn) becomes a financial success before moving forward.
DC has represented women extremely well on the big and small screen. Wonder Woman became a box office smash and a sequel is coming this year. Supergirl, Batwoman, and Stargirl all received their own TV shows on the CW, and Birds Of Prey is the first all-female comic book team-up movie.
Gillan is said to return in the as Nebula in James Gunn’s Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 3.