With Avengers director Joss Whedon in talks to write, direct and produce a Batgirl solo film, Warner Bros. is going to have another chance to bring Barbara Gordon to the big screen. The character, whose only live-action film appearance to date came in Joel Schumacher’s critically-panned Batman & Robin, was first brought to life by Alicia Silverstone. Twenty years after her appearance in Batman & Robin, Silverstone figures she’d be a better Batgirl.
“I feel like I could do a much better Batgirl now than I did then. It would be fun to tackle it again,” Silverstone told USA TODAY. “Because I’m older and my acting is better. I know I would bring so much more to it. I was just a baby. It was a different thing. But I had fun back then. And I think it would be fun to do it again.”
Silverstone also dished on her outfit in the movie, saying, “that costume was so uncomfortable. Maybe something more comfortable would be nice. Something you can sit in. Something you can get out of to pee.”
Whedon has previously expressed that it’s possible that he’ll cast an unknown actor in the role, making it even more unlikely that Silverstone will get another crack at Barbara Gordon. Still, she’s certainly interested in the possibility of making an appearance or cameo in Whedon’s film. “I’m open to anything, whatever people bring to me and whatever the best choice is for that time.”
Inspired by the 2011 run on the character — which kicked off at the dawn of the New 52 — under writer Gail Simone and artist Ardian Syaf, the potential Whedon Batgirl film hasn’t been given a release date. Batgirl will be a part of the DCEU, which kicked off in 2013 with Man of Steel. Since then, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad were both released in 2016. The next installment in the DCEU is Wonder Woman, hitting theaters June 2.
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