Leslie Grace Batgirl Casting Gets Mixed Reactions From DC Fans

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By Nobelle Borines | More Articles Hoarder of Fantasy Books and Stephen King Wannabe
July 22, 2021  01:28 PM

It has been a long wait for Warner Bros. to announce who will play Batgirl in the highly anticipated DC Extended Universe film. Luckily, it has been confirmed that Leslie Grace will portray Barbara Gordon in the upcoming HBO Max project. Interestingly, there are mixed reactions from fans after the In The Heights star was cast for the role.

Earlier this week, there were reports that Warner Bros. has rounded up the final group of actresses being tested for the role that included Grace, Isabella Merced, Zoey Deutch, and Haley Lu Richardson. However, Deadline confirms that the studio ultimately chose Grace to lead the new DCEU movie.

It didn't take long before people were gushing about Grace's exciting new role. Most fans were understandably excited about the new Barbara Gordon.

Interestingly, there were a few people who questioned Grace's casting. Some believed that Barbara is now one of the many ginger characters who had to be race-swapped in order to please more audiences.

There is little doubt that Grace will do a great job as the new Batgirl. After all, she turned in a stunning performance In The Heights which was just released last month. With that in mind, we can't wait to see her in action soon.

The Batgirl film will be directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah while the script is being written by Christina Hodson. Kristin Burr has been confirmed to produce the project, which is one of the first major properties that will debut exclusively on HBO Max.

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