Joss Whedon May Cast An Unknown As Batgirl

During a recent interview with Variety, Joss Whedon opened up on the script for Batgirl and who he might cast in the role. Here are some of the highlights:

His excitement for the project: “I have so many things to say about her, I’m very excited to see a girl in the cowl.”

Who he might cast: “I don’t have my eye on anybody. I’m creating this character, I’m in a dialogue with her and then we’ll see who joins that later on… I doubt it’ll be a name. I think this is somewhere where you go and find Batgirl and then you cast her.”

Why he might want an unknown: “I’m not against movie stars, they’re great, but you need somebody who’s going to be just right, and a situation like this the name carries a lot of weight, so it’s not as critical.”