Attention, Joss Whedon: Another Batgirl candidate is stepping forward.
Hailee Steinfeld is currently promoting "Pitch Perfect 3," which opens this Friday, and she recently talked to MTV International about her superhero ambitions. MTV asked both Hailee and Rebel Wilson, separately, if they'd be up for a superhero movie.
Here's what Hailee Steinfeld answered:
Hailee: "Yes, absolutely. Definitely on my bucket list. So, you know. New year, new ... we'll see what happens."
MTV: "What character would you want to [play]?"
Hailee: "I don't know. That's a hard one to say. I don't know."
MTV: "We think you'd make a great Batgirl."
Hailee: "Thank you!"
MTV: "What do you think of that?"
Hailee: "Not gonna lie. That's kind of what I was thinking when I didn't quite know what to say. I would love that."
"Early rumors concerning Whedon's project indicated The 100's Lindsey Morgan could be a frontrunner for Batgirl, though the writer-director shot those reports down since little work had been done on the film yet. Since then, Quantico actress Priyanka Chopra also voiced interest in Batgirl, while fans have put forward Don't Breathe actress Jane Levy as a potential Barbara Gordon. However, as of yet, there are no shortlists for the role and the project hasn't even begun the casting process."
Any of those names jump out to you? Anyone you would like to see added to the list?
In March, it was announced that Joss Whedon would cross the superhero aisle from Marvel to DC to direct -- and write, and produce -- this as-yet-untitled Batgirl movie. In April, he told USA Today he was looking for "probably somebody new" for the role. "Somebody who is willing to go the distance. It is going to be hard. I want somebody who's going to get in the trenches with me."
We'll see what happens as that progresses. "Pitch Perfect 3" opens December 22nd, 2017.
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